Cheilosia semifasciata (Becker, 1894)

14033

Sedum telephium, Diemen

14073

Sedum telephium, Bergen NH: exit slit at the leaf margin

Cheilosia semifasciata damage

Sedum telephium, Nieuwendam: the damage to the plant can be quite severe

Cheilosia semifasciata: young mine on Sedum telephium

Sedum telephium, Belgium, prov. Antwerp, Mol © Carina Van Steenwinkel: larva in a young mine (lighted from behind)

Cheilosia semifasciata: old mine on Sedum telephium

larva in an old mine

Cheilosia semifasciata: larva

larva

mine

Full-depth blotch mine. The larva is a sloppy feeder, in parts of the mine the parenchyma is leaf largely untouched, giving the mine a mottled appearance when seen against the light. The larva needs two or three leaves for its development. He leaves the leaf by making an oval slit of 3-5 mm in the leaf underside, close to the leaf margin; the entrance is a round opening. Pupation outside the mine.

hostplants

Crassulaceae, Saxifragaceae; narrowly polyphagous

Rhodiola rosea; Saxifraga rotundifolia; Hylotelephium telephium; Umbilicus rupestris.

The association with Saxifraga stems from the synonymy Cheilosia saxifragae; after its decription by Hering in 1924 it has never been found again, which raises some doubt about the association.

Rhodiola has been mentioned as a hostplant by Hering (1926b, Norway), Buhr (1941b, Bulgaria) and Maček (1999a, Slovenia); it is well conceivable that this actually referred to Cheilosia rhodiolae that was described later (Schmid, 2000a).

Mainly on plants in the shadow (Rotheray, 1989a).

phenology

Larvae in May-June

BENELUX

BE recorded (Verlinden, 1991a).

NE recorded (de Meijere, 1939a).

LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

distribution within Europe

From Scandinavia and Finland to the Pyrenees, Italy and Greece, and from Ireland to Poland and Romania (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

larva

synonyms

Cheilosia saxifragae (Hering, 1924b).

notes

There are some contradictions between the descriptions of the mine by Hering (1957a) and Rotheray (1989a). In particular Hering writes that the mines contain ample quantities of coarse frass grains, while Rotheray writes that hardly or no frass is deposited inside the mine.

references

Buhr (1941b), van der Goot (1981a), Hering (1924a,b, 1926b, 1955a, 1957a), Huber (1969a), Maček (1999a), de Meijere (1939a), Nielsen (1979a), Rotheray (1989a), Schmid (2000a), Skala (1951b), Starý (1930a), van Steenis & Barendregt (2002a).

22/01/2017

pub 22.i.2017 · mod 25.vii.2017