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#1 2012-08-28 18:34:56

Duncan Sivell
Name: Duncan Sivell
Registered: 2008-05-11
Posts: 14

Dorycera graminum ovipositing?

I was looking for some Dorycera images and came across the following link:
http://www.insecte.org/forum/viewtopic. … mp;t=77174
Does this give any clues to the possible foodplant of D.graminum?  It appears to be ovipositing into dead material.  Of course I'm assuming this is D.graminum... can anyone confirm the ID?



#2 2012-08-30 01:18:23

Name: John Showers
From: Northants
Registered: 2008-02-28
Posts: 72

Re: Dorycera graminum ovipositing?

It certainly looks like Dorycera graminum, Duncan. I seem to remember reading somewhere that they are often found on posts but no mention was made of ovipositing. Next year I shall pay particular attention to that. At our only known local site we have not recorded it for a few years. The last record was one found by Jolyon Alderman on his net. He had just walked through the gate onto the site so maybe that individual had been sitting on fence post.



#3 2012-08-30 11:55:28

DF Members
Name: Colin Le Boutillier
From: Luton, Bedfordshire
Registered: 2008-03-03
Posts: 168

Re: Dorycera graminum ovipositing?

According to the notes with the photograph, the 'dead material' is a dead Fennel stem.

Last edited by colinleb (2012-08-30 12:17:42)



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