Pennisetia hylaeiformis (Laspeyres, 1801)

raspberry clearwing

on Rubus

gall

The larva bores in the roots.

host plants

Rosaceae, narrowly monophagous

Rubus idaeus.

phenology

The larva live for two years; initially in the roots, later boring in a low branch. Pupation in a dead stem, 0-30 cm above the ground.

larva, pupa

Larva and pupa are extensively described by Bąkowski.

synonyms

Bembecia hylaeiformis.

notes

The egg is deposited at the underside of a leaf; how the larva from there reaches the base of a branch is not clear. Perhaps the statement by Buhr is relevant that the larva also bores in the rachis of the leaf.

references

Aistleitner (2004a), Bachelard (2014a), Bąkowski (2013b), Bąkowski, Celadyn, Hołowiński & Zajda (2011a), Bartsch (1992a), Buhr (1965a), Ebert (ed., 1997a), Kusdas & Reichl (eds, 1974a), Laštůvka & Laštůvka (2001a), Predovnik (2018a), Roskam (2009a)m Sage (2005a).

mod 3.i.2019