Agromyza nigrociliata Agromyza nigrociliata

on grassen

Arrhenatherum elatius: mine in Arrhenatherum elatius

Arrhenatherum elatius, Amstelveen

Arrhenatherum elatius: mine in Arrhenatherum elatius

detail

Arrhenatherum elatius: mine in Arrhenatherum elatius

Arrhenatherum elatius, Nieuwendam

mine

Upper-surface, greenish, gradually widening corridor, at first running towards the leaf tip, then reverses. Through fusion of several mines the final mine is often communal. Frass in blacksih green grains, often washed out. Pupation outside the mine

hostplants

Poaceae, broadly oligophagous

Apera spica-venti; Arrhenatherum elatius; Avena; Dactylis glomerata; Eymus caninus; Elytrigia repens; Helictochloa versicolor; Hordeum murinum; Phalaroides arundinacea; Secale cereale; Triticum aestivum.

phenology

Larvae in June (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

BE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2007).
NE recorded (Ellis: four localities).
LUX recorded (Ellis: Kautenbach).

distribution within Europe

From Denmark to the Iberian Peninsula, the Alps and Hungary, and from the UK to Belarus; possibly also in Sweden (Fauna Europaea, 2007); recently found in Finland (Kahanpää).

larva

puparium

notes

Minor pest on cereals (Darvas, Skuhravá & Andersen, 2000a, Dempewolf, 2004a).

references

Beiger (1979b, 1989a), Benavent, Martínez, Moreno & Jiménez (2004a), Bland (1994c), Černý (2001a, 2009a), Černý & Merz (2006a, 2007a), Černý & Vála (1999a), Černý, Vála & Barták (2001a), Darvas & Papp (1985a), Darvas, Skuhravá & Andersen (2000a), Dempewolf (2004a), Griffiths (1962a, 1963a, 1964a), Hering (1953, 1955b, 1957a), Kahanpää (2014a), de Meijere (1925a), Pakalniškis (1998a), Papp & Černý (2015a), Robbins (1991a), Spencer (1971a, 1972a, 1973b, 1976a), von Tschirnhaus (1982a, 1999a), Withers (2007a).

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