Phytomyza adjuncta Hering, 1928

Phytomyza adjuncta: vacated mines on Pimpella major

Pimpinella major, Savelsbos: vacated mines; © Maarten Immerzeel

Phytomyza adjuncta: mine op Pimpinella saxifraga

Pimpinella saxifraga, Belgium, prov. Namur, Chevetogne; © Jean-Yves Baugnée

Phytomyza adjuncta: mine op Pimpinella saxifraga

Pimpinella saxifraga, Belgium, prov. Namur, Dourbes

Phytomyza adjuncta: mine op Pimpinella saxifraga

detail

mine

A long, narrow, upper-surface initial corridor, starting in the centre of a leafllet, that suddenly widens. The widener later corridor closely follows the leaf margin. Frass in irregularly dispersed granules. Primary feeding lines apparent. Pupation outside the mine; exit slit in upper epidermis.

hostplants

Apiaceae, monophagous

Pimpinella major, saxfraga.

Also reported from Silaum silaus, but this may well be erroneous.

phenology

Larvae in June-July (Hering, 1957a), but found by me in the end of September.

BENELUX

BE recorded (Ellis: Dourbes).

NE recorded (Hering, 1959a: Meijendel; de Meijere, 1939a).

LUX recorded (Ellis: Kautenbach).

distribution within Europe

From Scandinavia to the Pyrenees and Italy, and from the UK to the Baltic States, Poland and Roumania (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

larva

puparium

Black.

synonyms

Phytomyza silaicomes Hering, 1960.

notes

Hering described the synonymous Ph. silaicomes from Silaum silaus, but Spencer (1972a) doubts the identification of the hostplant.

references

Beiger (1955a, 1960a, 1965a, 1970a), Beuk (2002a), Buhr (1930a, 1932a, 1941b, 1964a), Černý (2001a, 2007a), Černý & Merz (2007a), Černý & Vála (1996a), Dreger & Myssura (2005a), Griffiths (1957a), Haase (1942a), Hartig (1939a), Hering (1928a, 1955b, 1957a, 1959a, 1960a), Huber (1969a), Kvičala (1938a), Maček (1999a), de Meijere (1934a, 1937a, 1939a), Michalska (1970a, 1972a), Nowakowski (1954a), Popescu-Gorj & Drăghia (1966a), Robbins (1991a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Sønderup (1949a), Spencer (1959a, 1971a, 1972a, 1976a), Süss & Moreschi (2003a), Surányi (1942a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a), Utech (1962a), Zoerner (1969a).

17/11/2014

pub 26.i.2017 · mod 25.vii.2017