Synanthedon vespiformis (Linnaeus, 1761)

yellow-legged clearwing

on oak and other trees

parasite

The larva bores in the bark of tree cankers, at the interface of dead and living tissue; often also in stumps. Pupation in a cocoon under the bark.

host plants

Abies alba; Aesculus; Betula; Castanea sativa; Fagus sylvatica; Juglans regia; Juniperus communis; Malus; Populus alba, nigra; Prunus padus; Quercus petraea, pubescens, pyrenaica, robur, rubra; Salix alba; Ulmus glabra.

Mainly on Quercus spp.

phenology

The larva lives for one or two years.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

larva, pupa

Larva and pupa are extensively described by Bąkowski.

references

Aistleitner (2004a), Bachelard (2014a), Bąkowski (2013b), Bąkowski, Celadyn, Hołowiński & Zajda (2011a), Bartsch (1992a), Bartsch & Pühringer (2005a),Bella, Bartsch & Laštůvka (2017a), Ebert (ed., 1997a), Laštůvka & Laštůvka (2001a, 2014c), Predovnik (2018a).

mod 3.i.2019