Agromyza prespana Spencer, 1957

Diptera, Agromyzidae

mine

broad blotch, descending from the leaf tip.

hostplants

Poaceae, monophagous

Triticum aestivum.

BENELUX

Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

distribution within Europe

From Sweden tot France and Macedonia; and from the UK to Poland (Fauna Europaea, 2007). Described from Macedonia (Spencer, 1957b).

larva

The larva is described by Griffiths (1963a). Rrar spiracula widely separated; m andibles with 2 teeth. Behind the mandibles there is no spinulose field, which places the species in Griffiths’s A. nigripes group, which includes among others A. albipennis and phragmitidis.

synonyms

Griffiths (1963a) considers “Agromyza b” in Hering (1953a) to represent prespana, but Darvas & Papp (1985a) believe it rather concerns intermittens.

references

Beiger (1979a), Černý (2001a, 2011a), Černý & Merz (2006a, 2007a), Černý & Vála (1999a), Černý, Vála & Barták (2001a), Ci̇velek, Çikman & Dursun (2008a), Darvas & Papp (1985a), Deeming (1995a), Griffiths (1963a), Papp & Černý (2015a), Spencer (1957b, 1976a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

28/04/2017

mod 17.vii.2017