Thread subject: :: maybe Pallopteridae?

Posted by Jan Willem on 29-07-2005 21:15

Hi Louis,

It matches Palloptera umbellatarum (Fabricius, 1775) even better! The larvae of this species develop in the flowerheads of Carlina vulgaris and Cirsium vulgare. In The Netherlands this is one of the most common pallopterids. The spot on the anal vein immediately gives away its identity.

Jan Willem