Phytomyza rectae Hendel, 1924

Diptera, Agromyzidae

on Clematis

Phytomyza rectae: vacated mine on Clematis recta

Clematis recta, Frankrijk, Corsica, Paslasca © Stéphane Claerebout

Phytomyza rectae: vacated mine on Clematis recta

mine lighted from behind

Phytomyza rectae: vacated mine on Clematis recta

another specimen

Phytomyza rectae: vacated mine on Clematis recta

mine lighted from behind

mine

The mine begins with a densely wound spiral corridor in the sponge parenchyma of the leaf underside. Then the corridor becomes upper-surface, starting at the spiral spot, that by now is quite transparant. The upper-surface corridor is rather straight-walled, and follows the leaf margin over long distances. Frass in pearl chains, towards the end of the mine in isolated, coarse grains. Pupation outside the mine, exit slit now upper-, then lower-surface.

hostplants

Ranunculaceae, monophagous (?)

Clematis flammula, recta.

Surányi (1942a) also mentioned Pulsatilla grandis as a host plant; possibly he intended rectae pulsatillae, i.e., Ph. pulsatillae.

phenology

Larvae from June to September, in two generations (Hering, 1957a)

BENELUX

Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy (Fauna Europaea, 2009); Dalmatia (Hering, 1967a), Slovenia (Maček, 1999a).

larva

Mandible with two teeth, alternating. Front spiraculum with 10 papillae in an open ellipse; rear sparaculum one-horned, with 11 papillae altogether.

references

Černý & Merz (2007a), Hering (1957a, 1967a), Kvičala (1938a), Maček (1999a), Mihajlović, Spasić, Petanović & Mihajlović (1998a), Skala (1936a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Süss (1992a), Süss & Moreschi (2003a), Surányi (1942a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

17/09/2014

pub 29.xi.2014 · mod 18.vii.2017