Descriptions of larvae of the Central European Eutomostethus species (Hymenoptera: Symphyta: Tenthredinidae)
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54(2): 685-692, 2014
Published in print: 15th December 2014
Abstract: The larvae of Eutomostethus punctatus (Konow, 1887) and E. gagathinus (Klug,
1816) are described and illustrated for the first time, and the larvae of E.
ephippium (Panzer, 1798) and E. luteiventris (Klug, 1814) are redescribed. Their
larval biology is summarized and evaluated. Carex hirta (Cyperaceae) is the
first verified larval host plant of E. gagathinus, and C. brizoides (Cyperaceae)
for E. punctatus.
Key words: Hymenoptera, Symphyta, Tenthredinidae, Blennocampinae, Eutomostethus, larva, host plant, Czech Republic, Palaearctic Region