Phytomyza fulgens Hendel, 1920

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Clematis vitalba, Belgium, Viroinval

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mine in detail

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another mine

mine

Corridor mine; the corridor begins with a lower-surface spiral or patch. The upper-surface corridor that follows has very irregular sides, and frass in long pearl chains. Pupation outside the mine.

hostplants

Ranunculaceae, monophagous

Clematis flammula, recta, vitalba.

phenology

According to Hering (1957a) mines are found between October and December, but in 1955(a) he mentions larval material from end May. Robbins (1995a) states that in the UK the species has a generation in summer and another one in late autumn. The mines that I myself found in the south of Belgium end September were vacated, only one still containing a dead larva.

BENELUX

BE recorded (Ellis: Viroinval).

NE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

distribution within Europe

UK, Germany, Austria (Fauna Europaea, 2008); also Slovenia (Maček, 1999a). A picture of the mine of “Phytomyza vitalbae” in Popescu-Gorj & Drăghia (1966a) from Roumania probably refers to fulgens.

larva

references

Ahr (1966a), Beiger (1979a), Beri (1971e), Hering (1955a, 1957a), Maček (1999a), Popescu-Gorj & Drăghia (1966a), Robbins (1991a), Spencer (1954a, 1972a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a), Utech (1962a).

18/12/2011

pub 9.x.2016 · mod 25.vii.2017