Endothenia lapideana (Herrich-Schäffer, 1851)

on Digitalis

Digitalis lutea

Digitalis lutea, Belgium, prov. Namur, Viroinval, 7.iii.2018 © Ruben Meert: host plant in early spring

Endothenia lapideana larva on Digitalis lutea

larva

Endothenia lapideana pupa on Digitalis lutea

pop

Endothenia lapideana pupa on Digitalis lutea

The stump of the broken old stem has been closed with silk.

parasite

The larva bores in the stem.

host plants

Plantaginaceae, monophagous

Digitalis lutea.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

references

Lepiforum. (There also more pictures)

mod 29.ix.2018