Chelidonium, Greater Celandine

fam. Papaveraceae

1a corridor from start to end; pupation within the mine; frass in scattered black grains: Chromatomyia horticola

1b narrow corridor, soon turning into a large irregular blotch on top of the midrib; pupation outside the mine; frass powdery, in green clouds: Scaptomyza flava

1c galls, etc => 100

100a Nematoda => 101

100b Acari => 102

100c Coleoptera => 103

100e Diptera => 104

100f Hemiptera => 105

100d Hymenoptera => 106

100g rust fungi => 107

100h smut fungi => 108

100i powdery and downy mildews => 109

100j other causers => 110

101 – Nematoda

101a Meloidogynidae: Meloidogyne hapla

104 – Diptera

104a Cecidomyiidae: Jaapiella chelidonii

105 – Hemiptera

105a Aphididae: Acyrthosiphon chelidonii

107 – rust fungi

107a Melampsoraceae: Melampsora magnusiana

108 – smut fungi

108a Entylomataceae: Entyloma chelidonii

109 – powdery and downy mildews

109a Erysiphaceae: Erysiphe macleayae

110 – other causers

110a Fungi, Mycosphaerellaceae: Septoria chelidonii

It is astonishing that this common plant is hardly ever mined. Each of the two species mentioned has been associated in the literature with greater celandine only once: the first by Robbins (199a), who adds “rare”, the second by Hering (1957a), not even on the basis of an observation by himself.

10/09/2016