Delia coronariae (Hendel, 1925)

Diptera, Anthomyiidae

mine

Large, largely upper- or lower-surface blotch with numerous, large, greenish black frass grains. The larva may leave its mine and restart elsewhere. Pupation external.

hostplants

Caryophyllaceae, oligophagous ?

Cerastium semidecandrum; Silene flos-cuculi; Stellaria alsine.

BENELUX

Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

From Denmark to the Pyrenees and Italy, and from Britain to Hungary (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

synonyms

Hylemyia, Phorbia coronariae.

notes

The mine cannot be distinguished from that of the much more common Pegomya flavifrons. The adults of coronariae have entirely black legs, while those of flavifrons have yellowish to reddish tibiae (Hering, 1957a).

references

Hering (1931f, 1957a), Séguy (1950a), Sønderup (1949a), Starý (1930a).

23/01/2017

mod 28.vi.2017