Subfamily : Thelaxinae

The genus <i>Thelaxes</i> depends on <i>Quercus</i>. It is present in Europe, with three species.

These species are characterized by their antennae with 5 segments and a very short processus terminalis, ring-shaped cornicles, a knobbed cauda and wings with medial vein once-branched.

Two species are frequent on oak: Thelaxes dryophila and T. suberi. 

T. suberi is also occasional on sweet chestnut.

Modification date : 07 February 2023 | Publication date : 21 September 2010 | Redactor : Evelyne Turpeau, Maurice Hullé, Bernard Chaubet