Chromatomyia centaurii Spencer, 1990
Centaurium erythraea, Amstelveen, JP Thijssepark
larva in the mine
Centaurium erythraea, Belgium, prov Namur, Mornimont © Jean-Yves Baugnée
Mine initially a corridor, turning later into an irregular blotch, often in the base of the leaf. Robbins (1991a) adds that the initial corridor often is in the rind of the stem for a larger or shorter part. Pupation in the mine.
Mines found in July (Spencer, 1990a).
BE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).
NE recorded (Ellis: Amstelveen).
LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).
distribution within Europe
Ireland, UK, Germany, Lithuania (Fauna Europaea, 2007).
Beiger (2005a), Ostrauskas, Pakalniškis & Taluntyte (2003a), Robbins (1991a), Spencer (1990a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).