Liriomyza approximata (Hendel, 1920)

on Daphne

Liriomyza approximata: occupied mine on Daphne mezereum

Daphne mezereum, Belgium, prov. Namur, Rochefort, Tienne de Boton © Ruben Meert

Liriomyza approximata: occupied mine on Daphne mezereum

mine, lighted from behind

mine

Upper-surface blotch. Pupation outside the mine. Exit slit in upper epidermis. Hering (1924b) gives an illustration.

hostplants

Thymelaeaceae, monophagous

Daphne mezereum.

phenology

Mines in June – July (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

The pictures above document the first observation in the Benelux.

distribution within Europe

Finland, Germany, Poland, Austria, Italy (Fauna Europaea, 2007); also Hungary, Switzerland, Bulgaria and Slovenia.

larva

Mandible with 2 teeth; both front and rear spiraculum with a large number of minute papillae.

synonyms

Dizygomyza, Phytobia, Praspedomyza approximata.

references

Ahr (1966a), Beiger (1965a, 1979a, 1980a), Buhr (1964a), Černý & Merz (2007a), Hering (1924b, 1955b, 1957a), Huber (1969a), Maček (1999a), de Meijere (1925a), Michalska (1976a), Papp (2009a), Skala (1936a), Spencer (1976a), Starke (1942a), Süss (1992a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a), Zoerner (1969a)

10/01/2017

pub 10.i.2017 · mod 4.viii.2017