Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Synanthedon andrenaeformis

Synanthedon andrenaeformis (Laspeyres, 1801)

orange-tailed clearwing

on Viburnum

Synanthedon andrenaeformis

England, Norfolk, Downham-Market, © Rob Edmunds (to lure)


The larvae live in relatively short tunnels between the bark and the wood, both of thick branches and pencil-thin shoots. Pupation in the gallery, without a cocoon.

host plants

Adoxaceae, monophagous

Viburnum lantana, opulus.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

larva, pupa

Larva and pupa are extensively described by Bąkowski.


Aistleitner (2004a), Bachelard (2014a), Bąkowski (2013b), Bartsch (1992a), Dahl & Radtke (2013a), Ebert (ed, 1997a), Kusdas & Reichl (eds, 1974a), Laštůvka & Laštůvka (2001a, 2014c), Predovnik (2018a), Sage (2005a), Sobczyk (2009a).

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