Brief Summary

Read full entry

Platycampus luridiventris is found throughout Europe, and was recorded from China (Szechuan) and Japan by Benson (1963). The recorded hosts are Alnus incana Willd., A. ghitinosa Gaertn. and A. rotundifolia Mill. Obarski (1934) and Hsin (1935) gave some biological notes on the species; Maxwell (1955) described the internal larval anatomy; and Lorenz and Kraus (1957) described the larva and stated that the species sometimes feeds on Betula, Corylus, and Rubus idaeus. The larva is most unusual for a sawfly, the body being flattened with each segment extended laterally as lobes, and the head, in frontal view, concave on the dorsum.


Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike 3.0 (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)

© Entomological Society of Washington

Supplier: Katja Schulz

Belongs to 0 communities

This taxon hasn't been featured in any communities yet.

Learn more about Communities


EOL content is automatically assembled from many different content providers. As a result, from time to time you may find pages on EOL that are confusing.

To request an improvement, please leave a comment on the page. Thank you!