Bedellia somnulentella young larva

Convolvulus arvensis, Belgium, prov. Liège, Wanze, Statte (station) © Jean-Yves Baugnée; young larva, in the gallery-making stage

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Calystegia sepium, Brummen: older, free-living larva

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anterior section, dorsal and ventral

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prolegs

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head and pronotum, eye patch

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prolegs on abd. 3; abdomen end

The prolegs, on abd. 3-6, are quite unusual. On abd. 3 and 6 they are placed wide apart, but on abd. 4 and 5 they are close together, on a median base. See Grandi (1933a) for a detailed description of the larval morphology.

mod 24.xi.2018