Descriptions of larvae of Birka annulitarsis and B. cinereipes (Hymenoptera: Symphyta: Tenthredinidae)
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 53(2): 815-819, 2013
Abstract: The larva of Birka annulitarsis (Thomson, 1870) is described and illustrated for
the first time, and the larva of Birka cinereipes (Klug, 1816) is redescribed.
Data on the larval biology are summarized and evaluated. Pulmonaria angustifolia
(Boraginaceae) is the first specified larval host plant of Birka annulitarsis.
Key words: Hymenoptera, Symphyta, Tenthredinidae, Selandrinae, Birka, larva, host plant, Czech Republic, Palaearctic Region