Calycomyza artemisiae (Kaltenbach, 1856)

Diptera, Agromyzidae

Calycomyza artemisiae: mine on Artemisia vulgaris

Artemisia vulgaris, Nieuwendam

Calycomyza artemisiae: mine on Eupatorium cannabinum

Eupatorium cannabinum, Flevoland, Reve-Abbertbos © Hans Jonkman

mine

A chacteristically pale whitish, usually upper-surface, qprimary blotch. THere is an initial corridor, but traces of it are almost always overrun by the later blotch. The mine is quite opaque; only by opening it can it be ascertained if the mine still is occupied. No feeding lines are apparent. Unlike other blotch mines thay may occur here, Calycomyza mines are totally flat. Popation outside the mine.

hostplants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Achillea; Artemisia absinthium, vulgaris; Eupatorium cannabinum, chinense.

Artemisia is the most important hostplant.

phenology

Mines quite common from mid June till autumn.

BENELUX

BE recorded (De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus, 1991a).

NE recorded (de Meijere, 1924a, 1939a).

LUX recorded (Ellis, several localities).

distribution within Europe

From Scandinavia to the Iberian Peninsula and Italy, and from the UK to the Baltic States and Hungary (Fauna Europaea, 2007); also Bulgaria (Buhr, 1941b).

larva

synonyms

Dizygomyza, Phytobia artemisiae; Agromyza atripes Zetterstedt, 1860; Calycomyza marcida Spencer, 1969.

notes

Buhr (1964a) writes that in Germany a large fraction of the mines on Eupatorium are lower-surface. This applies to the Netherlands as well. Also the Euaptorium mines are generally larger, probably because the leaves in this plant are thinner than in Artemisia.

references

Ahr (1966a), Beiger (1955a, 1970a, 1979a), Beuk (2002a), De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus (1991a), Buhr (1932a, 1942a, 1964a), Černý (2001a, 2007a, 2011a), Černý & Merz (2006a, 2007a), Černý & Vála (1999a), Černý, Vála & Barták (2001a), Drăghia (1968a), van Frankenhuyzen Houtman & Kabos (1982a), Griffiths (1962a), Hartig (1939a), Hering (1930a, 1957a), Huber (1969a), Kabos (1971a), Kvičala (1938a), Maček (1999a), Manning (1956a), de Meijere (1924a, 1925a, 1939a), Michalska (1970a, 1972a, 1976a, 2003a), Nowakowski (1954a), Ostrauskas, Pakalniškis & Taluntyte (2003a), Pakalniškis (1982b, 1990a), Robbins (1991a), Sasakawa (1961a, 1997b), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Sønderup (1949a), Spencer (1953a, 1972a, 1976a), Starý (1930a), Süss (1982a), von Tschirnhus (1999a), Ureche (2010a), Zoerner (1969a, 1970a).

21/01/2017

pub 21.i.2017 · mod 25.vii.2017