Phytomyza crassiseta Zetterstedt, 1860

on Veronica

Phytomyza crassiseta, mine on Veronica officinalis

Veronica officinalis, Belgium, prov. Liège, Couthuin © Jean-Yves Baugnée

Phytomyza crassiseta, mine on Veronica chamaedrys

Veronica chamaedrys, Duin- en Kruidberg

Phytomyza crassiseta: occupied mine on Veronica officinalis

Veronica officinalis, Belgium, Prov. Namur, Couvin, Petigny, Barrage du Ry de Rome © Stéphane Claerebout

Phytomyza crassiseta: occupied mine on Veronica officinalis

same mine, lighted from behind

mine

Wide upper-surface corridor. The first part closely follows the leaf margin. Later the margin is released, often then the corridor is so densely wound that a secondary blotch is formed. Finally a short short stretch is made that ends in a lower-surface pupal chamber. Frass in isolated grains or pearl chains.

hostplants

Plantaginaceae, monophagous

Veronica agrestis, anagallis-aquatica, arvensis, austriaca subsp. teucrium, chamaedrys, filiformis, hederifolia, longifolia, officinalis, orientalis, persica, prostrata, rhodopea, scutellata, spicata, trehani, urticifolia.

phenology

Larvae from May till November (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

BE pictures above.

NE recorded (van der Wulp, 1871a).

LUX recorded (Ellis, Kautenbach).

distribution within Europe

From Scandinavia and Finland to the Iberian Peninsula and Italy, and from Ireland to Belarus and Roumania (Fauna Europaea, 2008); also Bulgary (Buhr, 1941b) and Slovenia (Maček, 1999a).

larva

puparium

synonyms

Phytomyza atomaria Zetterstedt, 1848; Ph. veronicae Kaltenbach, 1873.

references

Andersen & Jonassen (1994a), Beiger (1955a, 1960a, 1965a, 1970a, 1979a), Beuk (2002a), Bland (1977a), Buhr (1932a, 1941b, 1964a), Černý (2001a, 2007a, 2011a), Černý, Barták & Roháček (2004a), Černý & Merz (2005a, 2006a, 2007a), Černý & Vála (1996a, 1999a), Ci̇velek, Çikman & Dursun (2008a), Dreger & Myssura (2005a), van Frankenhuyzen, Houtman & Kabos (1982a), Gil Ortiz (2009a), Griffiths (1962a), Haase (1942a), Hering (1955b, 1957a), Huber (1969a), Kabos (1971a), Kvičala (1938a), Maček (1999a), Manning (1956a), de Meijere (1924a, 1926a, 1939a, 1941a), Michalska (1970a, 1972a, 1976a, 2003a), Michna (1975a), Nowakowski (1954a), Ostrauskas, Pakalniškis & Taluntyte (2003a), Pakalniškis (1982b, 1990a, 1998a), Popescu-Gorj & Drăghia (1966a), Robbins (1991a), Skala (1951a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Sønderup (1949a), Spencer (1972a,b, 1976a), Starke (1942a), Starý (1930a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a), van der Wulp (1871a), Zoerner (1969a).

mod 20.x.2017