Fenella nigrita Westwood, 1839

Fenella nigrita mine

Potentilla anserina, Horst

Fenella nigrita mine in Potentilla spec.

Potentilla spec., België, prov. Oost-Vlaanderen, Oudenaarde, bos t’Ename © Carina Van Steenwinkel

Fenella nigrita mine in Potentilla spec.

occupied mines

Fenella nigrita: larva in the mine

larva in the mine

Fenella nigrita mine

Agrimonia eupatoria, Nieuwendam

mine

Ful depth transparant blotch without a clear preceding corridor, quickly and strongly widening from the start. Frass in saucage-shaped granules. Often several leaflets of a composite leaf each have a mine.

hostplants

Rosaceae, oligophagous

Agrimonia eupatoria, procera, repens; Aremonia agrimonioides; Argentina anserina; Comarum palustre; Filipendula ulmaria; Fragaria vesca; Potentila argentea, argyrophylla, crantzii, erecta, fulgens, pensylvanica, reptans, tabernaemontani; “Spiraea lobata”.

phenology

Larvae have been found from end May till end October.

BENELUX

BE recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

NE recorded (van Ooststroom, 1976a).

LUX recorded (Chevin, Ellis & Schneider, 2011a).

distribution within Europe

Entire Europe, with possible exception of the Balkan Peninsula (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

larva

notes

Mining sawfly larvae in general have an extremely restricted palate, and it is surprising that F. nigrita forms such a clear exception to this rule. Liston (1993b) therefore has suggested that the species in fact may consist of a complex of microspecies.

Among hundres of reared specimens Hering (1924a) did not find a single male; apparently the species is parthenogenetic.

references

Ahr (1966a), Altenhofer (2003a), Beiger (1958a, 1960a, 1965a, 1970a, 1979a), Blank ao (1998a), Buhr (1933a, 1941a, 1964a), Chevin, Ellis & Schneider (2011a), Drăghia (1967a, 1971a), Haase (1942a), Hartig (1939a), Healy (1869b), Hering (1924a, 1930b, 1936b, 1957a), Huber (1969a), Kvičala (1938a), Liston (1993b, 1995b, 2006a), Liston ao (2012a), Lorenz & Kraus (1957a), Maček (1999a), Michalska (1970a, 1972a), Nowakowski (1954a), van Ooststroom (1976a), Popescu-Gorj & Drăghia (1968a), Pschorn-Walcher & Altenhofer (2000a), Robbins (1991a), Scobiola-Palade (1974a), Skala (1941a, 1951a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Smith (1971a), Sønderup (1949a), Taeger, Blank & Liston (2006a), Taeger ao (1998a), Viramo (1969a), Wahlgren (1944a, 1951a), Zoerner (1969a), Zombori (1978a).

12/03/2017

pub 12.iii.2017 · mod 25.vii.2017