Pyropteron muscaeformis (Esper, 1783)

thrift clearwing

on Armeria

parasite

The larvae bore in the roots, ultimately killing the host plant.

host plants

Plumbaginaceae, monophagous

Armeria arenaria, canescens, maritima.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

larva, pupa

Larva and pupa are extensively described by Bąkowski.

synonyms

Chamaespecia, Synansphecia, muscaeformis; Ch. aestivata (Králíček, 1969).

references

Bachelard (2014a), Bąkowski (2013b), Bartsch (2003a), Ebert (ed., 1997a), Laštůvka & Laštůvka (2001a), Predovnik (2010a), Pühringer & Kallies (2004a).

mod 26.ix.2018