Aulagromyza caraganae Rohdendorf-Holmanová (1959)

on Caragana

Aulagromyza caraganae: mine on Caragana arborescens

Caragana arborescens, Belarus, Grodno region, Svislach © Fedor Sautkin

Aulagromyza caraganae: mine on Caragana arborescens

same mine, lighted from behind

Aulagromyza caraganae: mine on Caragana arborescens

vacated upper-surface mine, with exit slit

Aulagromyza caraganae: mine on Caragana arborescens

same mine, lighted from behind

mine

broad compactly wound gallery, soon gradually widening into a large white blotch; mostly the entire mine is lower-side, and the upper side of the leaf is discoloured yellowish with many white spots. Frequently the blotch part of the mine is upper-side, an white. Frass in scarce grains. Pupation within the mine; the puparium is firmly glued by dried frass; the anterior spiracula penetrate the epidermis. However, the lower two pictures show that the mine may be vacated prior to pupation.

hostplants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Caragana arborescens.

phenology

Larvae in July – August.

distribution within Europe

Poland, Lithuania (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

yellow. The right mandible is larger than the left one; both with 2 subequal teeth. Anterior spiraculum with 9, posterior with 8 bulbs (Beiger,1984a).

Aulagromyza caraganae: larva

cephalic skeleton, anterior and posterior spiraculum (from Beiger)

synonyms

Phytagromyza caraganae.

notes

the description of this species in Hering (1957a) actually refers to Amauromyza obscura (Beiger, 1984a).

references

Beiger (1984a), Hering (1957a), Michalska (2003a), Pakalniškis (1983a), Papp & Černý (2016a), Rohdendorf-Holmanová (1959a).

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