Depressaria daucella (Denis Schiffermüller, 1775)

dingy flat-body


Not described. Older larve live, generally communally, in a spun leave or, more frequently, inflorescence. Full grown larvae bore through the wall of the stem and pupate in a cocoon in the hollow interior.


Apiaceae, oligophagous

Carum verticillatum; Cicuta virosa; Oenanthe aquatica, crocata, fistulosa, pimpinelloides; Sison amomum.


Larvae from early June till end of July (Harper ao, 2002a).


BE recorded (Phegea, 2010).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a;, 2010).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

Almost all Europe (Fauna Europaea, 2010).


Body bluish grey with a bright yellow line over the spiracula. Head, prothoracic and anal plate, and thoracic feet black. Pinacula black, ringed with white (Harper ao, 2002a). Gómez de Aizpúrua (2003a) gives a picture of larva and pupa.


Described by Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).


Depressaria nervosa auct. (including Hering, 1957a), nec Haworth, 1811.


Gómez de Aizpúrua (2003a), Harper, Langmaid & Emmet (2002a), Hering (1957a), Huertas Dionisio (2007a), Klimesch (1959a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Robbins (1991a), Szőcs (1977a).

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