Pegomya cunicularia (Rondani, 1866)

Diptera, Anthomyiidae

mine

The larva makes several full depth blotch mines.

hostplants

Amaranthaceae, oligophagous

Atriplex glauca; Beta vulgaris; Chenopodium album, ficifolium; Patellifolia procumbens; Spinacia oleracea.

BENELUX

Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

distribution within Europe

From Scandinavia to the Canary Islands, and from the UK to Russia, but the known distributional area is strongly fragmented (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

larva

Steyskal (1970a, as P. mixta) gives a detailed description. The most remarkable detail is the strongly enlarged basal tooth of the mandible.

synonyms

Pegomya tristriata Stein, 1908; P. mixta Villeneuve, 1922.

notes

Serious pest on spiach and beet crops (Michelsen & Baez, 1985a).

references

Hering (1927a), Michelsen (1980a), Michelsen & Baez (1985a), Steyskal (1970a), Suwa (1970a, 1974a).

26/01/2017

mod 28.vi.2017