Diodontus tristis

Diodontus tristis (Van der Linden, 1829)



Female: 5.5-7.0 mm, completely black, sometimes tarsi are a little brownish


The female firstly sets up a nest in a single gallery which further on splits into several branches each of which is doted with one or several cells (there can be more than 20).


The nests of this terricolous species are dug into sandy or argilo-siliceous ground.


Diverse species of aphids including Hyalopterus pruni.

Modification date : 07 February 2023 | Publication date : 31 January 2012 | Redactor : Evelyne Turpeau, Maurice Hullé, Bernard Chaubet