Synanthedon [Aegeria] spheciformis (Denis & Schiffermüller 1775) (Family Sesiidae)

Forewing Length: 12-14mm; Wingspan: 26-31mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
May - August August - May
(2-3 Years)
April - June May - July
(Earliest: 3.6)

Biotopes:
Wet Forest

Heath and Moorland

Wet Meadows
Food:
(Larva)
(Oligophagous Wood Borer)

Alnus glutinosa

Betula
Food:
(Adult)

Polygonum bistorta Nectar

Frangula alnus Nectar
Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae
Other Possible Parasitoids:
Many Ichneumonidae Larvae

Several Braconidae Larvae

Lepidoptera of Belgium: Synanthedon spheciformis
Synanthedon spheciformis
Lepiforum: Synanthedon spheciformis


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