Passaloecus insignis

Passaloecus insignis (Van der Linden, 1829)

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Morphology

Female: 5.0-6.0 mm, glabrous, anterior side of scape and mandible yellowish white.

Habitat

The cell partitions are built out of conifer resin. The females can bore the galleries themselves or use existing ones left by xylophagous organisms (Coleoptera or other Pemphredoninae). The species is caulicolous: nests are excavated in stems with dry pith (Rubus, Sambucus, Lonicera, Hedera, tree trunks) or made in existing galleries left by xylophagous species.

Prey

  • Aphis groupe fabae
  • Aphis salicariae
  • Brachycaudus schwartzi
  • Chaitophorinae
  • Calaphidini
  • Lachninae
  • Macrosiphum funestum
  • Sitobion sp
  • Uroleucon (voir photo)

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