Chromatomyia scolopendri (Robineau-Desvoidy, 1851)

Diptera, Agromyzidae

Chromatomyia scolopendri: mine on Asplenium ruta-muraria

Asplenium ruta-muraria, Germany (Schwarzwald): Baden-Weiler

Chromatomyia scolopendri: nine on Asplenium scolopendrium

Asplenium scolopendrium, Belgium, nr. Dinant © Paul Fontaines

Chromatomyia scolopendri: nine on Asplenium scolopendrium

same

Chromatomyia scolopendri mine on Polypodium vulgare

Polypodium vulgare, Belgium, Namur, Hastière © Jean-Yves Baugnée

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Polypodium vulgare, Belgium, prov. Hainaut, Tournai, RN de la Carrière de l’Orient © Stéphane Claerebout

mine

Corridor, with the frass in an almost uninterrupted line along the side. In small leaves the corridor often follows the margin, but when space is not limited, like in Hart’s-tongue Fern, it curves smoothly, not infrequently running over the midrib for some distance. Pupation mostly within the mine; the front spiracula then penetrate the epidermis.

hostplants

Aspleniaceae, Polypodiaceae, oligophagous

Asplenium ceterach, ruta-muraria, scolopendrium, septentrionale; Polypodium vulgare.

phenology

Larvae are found from June till October.

BENELUX

BE recorded (Collart, 1953a).

NE recorded (Kabos, 1971a).

LUX recorded (Ellis: Ahn, Kautenbach).

distribution within Europe

From Denmark to the Iberian Peninsula and Italy, and from Ireland to Poland; also in Thrace (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

larva

Described by Dempewolf (2001a).

synonyms

Phytomyza scolopendri; Ph. elegans Goureau, 1951; Ph. nevadensis Strobl, 1900.

notes

As the pictures show, the mines can differ appreciably. Yet, when flies are reared they do show no differences (Hering, 1924a).

references

Ahr (1966a), Beiger (1960a, 1965a), Beuk (2002a), Buhr (1932a, 1941b), Ci̇velek, Çikman & Dursun (2008a), Collart (1953a), Dempewolf (2001a), Dreger & Myssura (2005a), van Frankenhuyzen Houtman & Kabos (1982a), Hering (1924a, 1925a, 1926b, 1936b, 1955b), Huber (1969a), Kabos (1971a), Maček (1999a), Nowakowski (1954a), Robbins (1991a, 2008a), Sønderup (1949a), Spencer (1959a, 1966a, 1972a, 1976a, 1990a), Starke (1942a), Starý (1930a), Süss (1992a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a), Ureche (2010a).

28/04/2017

pub 28.iv.2017 · mod 28.vi.2017