Synanthedon mesiaeformis (Herrich-Schäffer, 1846)
The larva bores a 6-8 cm long gallery between bark and wood of old, free-standing trees. Pupation in the gallery, in a dense cocoon.
In central Europe the larva lives two, rarely one, year; in more northern Europe development takes three years. Th larva hibernates in its gallery, pupates there in spring.
distribution within Europe
Larva and pupa are extensively described by Bąkowski.
Bąkowski (2013b), Laštůvka & Laštůvka (2001a, 2008b), Lendel (2011a), Predovnik (2012a).