Phytomyza lycopi Nowakowski, 1959

8634_1

Lycopus europaeus, Susteren

8634_2

same locality

mine

The mine begins as a tiny narrow spiral (later recognisable only as a small dark spot). Then follows a corridor that is wound strongly, intestine-like, easily ending up in secondary blotch. Mine usually in the leaf tip. Pupation generally within the mine; the spiracula of the puparium dn not penetrate the epidermis.

hostplants

Lamiaceae, monophagous

Lycopus europaeus, exaltatus.

phenology

Puparia found end May and early November.

BENELUX

BE recorded (Daan Dekeukeleire in litt., 2014).

NE recorded (Ellis: Susteren, Griendtveen).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

distribution within Europe

From Denmark and Lithuania to Albania and Bulgaria (Fauna Europaea, 2008). Possibly als the “Agromyza sp., brown blotch” recorded by Skala (1941a) belongs to this species.

larva

Nowakowski (1959a).

>puparium

synonyms

Phytomyza obscura: Hering, 1957.

notes

Contrary to Nowakowski, the secondary feeding lines were well visible in the Dutch material.

references

Beiger (1970a, 1980a), Černý, Vála & Barták (2001a), Drăghia (1968a, 1972a, 1974a), Dreger & Myssura (2005a), Hering (1957a), Michalska (1970a, 1972a, 1976a), Nowakowski (1959a), Pakalniškis (1993a), Popescu-Gorj & Drăghia (1968a), Skala (1941a), Spencer (1976a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a), Utech (1962a).

20/10/2014

pub 29.xi.2014 · mod 25.vii.2017