Agromyza albipennis Meigen, 1830

13803

Phalaris arundinacea, Vierlingsbeek

mine

Oviposition near the leaf margin, at some distance from the leaf tip. From there develops an upper-surface corridor-blotch. At first the mine ascends as a narrow corridor towards the leaf tip, then the direction turns and the mine, steadily widening, descends in the direction of the leaf base. Frass irregular, in rather coarse grains. Larva solitary. Pupation mostly outside the mine; in that case the puparium often sticks to the leaf.

According to Dempewolf (2004a) only the male genitalia enable a reliable discrimination from A. graminicola and A. ngiripes.

hostplants

Poaceae

Agrostis stolonifera; Arrhenatherum elatius; Brachypodium sylvaticum; Calamagrostis arundinacea; Deschampsia cespitosa; Festuca; Hordeum murinum, vulgare; Phalaris arundinacea; Phleum pratense; Poa trivialis; Secale cereale; Setaria viridis.

Phalaris is the main hostplant. Records from Glyceria maxima most probalby refer to A. nigripes. Records from Phragmites australis may be due to confusion of the hostplant with Phalaris (Griffiths, 1963a). Also the occurrence on Bromus and Holcus, reported by Robbins (1991a) needs conformation.

Next to the plant genera mentioned already, Benavent ao (2004a) list: Dactylis, Milium, and Triticum.

phenology

Larvae in several generations between June and October (Dempewolf, 2004a).

BENELUX

BE recorded (Scheirs, De Bruyn & Verdyck, 1993a).

NE recorded (de Meijere, 1924a).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

distribution within Europe

From Scandinavia to the Iberian Peninsula and Italy, and from Ireland to the Baltic States (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

larva

puparium

synonyms

Agromyza albohyalinata Zetterstedt, 1848, A. dubitata, A. fennica Griffiths, 1963.

notes

Here and there some limited damage to cereal crops (Darvas, Skuhravá & Andersen, 2000a).

references

Andersen & Jonassen (1994a), Beiger (1989a), Benavent, Martínez, Moreno & Jiménez (2004a), Beuk (2002a), Buhr (1941b), Černý (2001a, 2011a), Černý, Barták & Roháček (2004a), Černý & Merz (2007a), Černý & Vála (1999a), Černý, Vála & Barták (2001a), Ci̇velek, Çikman & Dursun (2008a), Darvas & Papp (1985a), Darvas, Skuhravá & Andersen (2000a), Dempewolf (2001a, 2004a), van Frankenhuyzen Houtman & Kabos (1982a), Griffiths (1962a, 1963a), Hering (1957a), Huber (1969a), Manning (1956a), de Meijere (1924a, 1939a), Pakalniškis (1982b, 1998a, 2000a), Papp & Černý (2015a), Robbins (1991a), Scheirs, De Bruyn & Verdyck (1993a), Scheirs, De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus (1996a, 1999a), Sasakawa (1961a), Sønderup (1949a), Spencer (1954b, 1972a,b, 1973b, 1976a), Süss (1992a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a), Vála & Rohacek (1983a).

27/04/2017

mod 10.viii.2017