Carpinus betulus, Amsterdam; larva in the sap drinking stage; dorsal
same larva, ventral
larva in the tissue feeding stage, ventral
head (dosal view) of both larval types
As is the rule in this family there are two distinct larval stages, easily recognisable by the shape of the head. In this species, moreover, the early larvae are quite vividly marked. The older larvae are more uniformly marked, and moreover have thoracic feet.