Galiomyza violiphaga (Hendel, 1932)
Viola reichenbachiana, Belgium, prov. Namur, Agimont; © Jean-Yves Baugnée
mine, lighted from behind
Viola cf. riviniana, Germany (Baden-Württemberg), Baden-weiler
Large, conspicuous, upper-surface, whitish blotch, preceded by a short, in the end generally overrun, corridor. Most frass in fine grains; part of it lies in a broad band in the mine, that ends near the point where the larva has left the mine for pupation. Exit slit in upper epidermis. Frequently several larvae in a common mine.
Viola ambigua, biflora, mirabilis, reichenbachiana, riviniana, tricolor.
Larvae in July-August (Hering, 1957a).
BE recorded (JY Baugnée, 2011).
NE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2011).
LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2011).
distribution within Europe
From Scandinavia to the Pyrenees, and from Ireland to Austria (Fauna Europaea, 2007); also Turkey (Hepdurgun a.o. (2007a).
Liriomyza, Metopomyza violiphaga.
Also Beri (1971d) describes a larva; however, the larva is from Origanum vulgare, and his identification therefore in all probability incorrect.
Beiger (1955a), Beri (1971d), Černý & Merz (2007a), Ci̇velek, Çikman & Dursun (2008a), Csóka (2003a), Griffiths (1963b), Hartig (1939a), Hepdurgun, Civelek, Turanli & Dursun (2007a), Hering (1955b, 1957a,b), Huber (1969a), Maček (1999a), de Meijere (1937a), Robbins (1991a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Sønderup (1949a), Spencer (1954a, 1972a, 1976a), Surányi (1942a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).