Liriomyza pisivora Hering, 1954
Pisum sativum, UK, Norfolk, Downham Market © Rob Edmunds
same leaf, underside
Lathyrus sylvestris, Pietersberg
Lathyrus sylvestris; Belgium, Viroinval: frass pattern
Long whitish gallery, almost always lower-surface at first, then becoming largely or totally upper-surface. The forst section of the gallery often is remarkably straight. Because lower- and upper-surface tracts often cross the leaf looks distinctly mottled when held against the light. The final part of the gallery generally is upper-surface. The gallery often follows a thick vein for a considerable distance. Frass in alternating thread fragments. Pupation outside the mine.
No damage to mention (Darvas, Skuhravá & Andersen, 2000a; Spencer, 1973b).
Larvae in summer (Robbins, 1991a).
BE recorded (Ellis: Viroinval).
NE recorded (de Meijere, 1925a).
LUX recorded (Ellis: Ahn).
distribution within Europe
From Lithuania to the Pyrenees, and from the UK to Czechia; also Corsica (Fauna Europaea, 2008).
Liriomyza bulbipalpis von Tschirnhaus 1992.
Mines also in the wings of petoles and stem; these mines can be up to 8 cm long and can hardly be distinguished from those of Liriomyza strigata, that also can mine in the wings (Ostrauskas, Pakalniškis & Taluntyte, 2003a).
Beiger (1970a, 1989a), Bland (2001a), Buhr (1964a), Černý & Merz (2006a), Darvas, Skuhravá & Andersen (2000a), Henshaw & Howse (1989a), Hering (1954a, 1957a), Huber (1969a), Maček (1999a), de Meijere (1925a), Ostrauskas, Pakalniškis & Taluntyte (2003a), Pakalniškis (1998a), Robbins (1991a), Spencer (1959a, 1972a, 1973b), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).