Melecta curvispina

Lieftinck, 1958

Author(s) : Rasmont P.
Melecta (Melecta) curvispina Lieftinck, 1958

One more of the melectines endemic to Canary islands. This one is conspicuously recognisable thanks to its long curved spines on both sides of scutellum (in males and females). It is the most abundant species in Gomera, Grand Canaria, Palma and Teneriffe. It does not occur in other islands.

As flower choices, there are Echium spp. and Galactites tomentosa. Nothing is known about hosts.