Agromyza mobilis Meigen, 1830

mine

Long upper-surface corridor usually containing several larvae that graze shoulder to shoulder from the leaf tip downwards. Pupation outside the mine. Mines and larvae are indistinguishable from those of A. nigrella.

hostplants

Poaceae, broadly oligophagous

Alopecurus pratensis; Arrhenatherum elatius; Avenula; Brachypodium sylvaticum; Briza; Bromopsis ramosa; Calamagrostis; Echinochloa crus-galli; Festuca; Holcus; Hordeum murinum, vulgare; Lolium; Milium effusum; Phalaris; Phleum pratense; Poa; Secale cereale, Triticum aestivum.

Because of confusion with A. nigrella many of these associations need confirmation. Spencer (1973b) accepts only Triticum as a host plant; Beiger (1989a, Poland): Hordeum, Secale, Triticum; Pakalniškis (2000a, Lithuania): Brachypodium, Echinochloa and Triticum.

phenology

Larvae in two generations: May-June, and August (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

BE recorded (Scheirs, De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus, 1996a).

NE recorded (de Meijere, 1924a, 1939a).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2007a).

distribution within Europe

From Scandinavia and Finland to the Iberian Peninsula, Italy and Serbia, and from the UK to the Baltic States and Hungary; Greece, China, Japan Černý & Merz, 2006a; Fauna Europaea, 2007).

larva

puparium

synonyms

Domomyza mobilis; van Frankenhuyzen, Houtman & Kabos (1982a) consider mobilis a synonym of A. ambigua.

references

Ahr (1966a), Andersen (2016a), Beiger (1958a, 1970a, 1979a, 1989a), Beuk (2002a), Černý (2001a, 2007a, 2009a, 2011a, 2013a), Černý & Merz (2005a, 2006a, 2007a), Černý & Vála (1999a), Černý, Vála & Barták (2001a), Dursun, Civelek, Barták ao (2015a), van Frankenhuyzen, Houtman & Kabos (1982a), Griffiths (1963a), Hering (1955b, 1957a), Kabos (1971a), de Meijere (1924a, 1939a), Michna (1975a), Pakalniškis (1986a, 1990a, 1989a, 2000a), Papp & Černý (2015a), Robbins (1991a), Sasakawa (1961a), Scheirs, De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus (1996a, 1999a), Spencer (1953a, 1972a, 1976a), Süss (1982a), Venturi (1935b, det. de Meijere, 1936a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a), Withers (2007a).

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