Agromyza pulla Meigen, 1930
Genista sagittalis, Belgium, prov. Namur, Viroinval, Mazée © Stéphane Claerebout
mine, lighted from behind
larva in the mine
Genista tinctoria, Belgium, prov. Namur, Nismes, Fondry des Chiens © Stéphane Claerebout
Upper-surface, hook-shaped corridor mine. The corridor begins close to the base of a leaflet, runs along the margin to the tip, then redescends on top of the midrib while widening quickly. Frass in the first part in fine grains, later in lumps.
Larvae in June-July (Hering, 1957a).
The pictures above document the first records of the species in the Benulux.
distribution within Europe
From the UK to Roumania, and from Poland to the Iberian Peninsula (Fauna Europaea, 2007).
De Meijere (1937a, as A. genistae).
Agromyza genistae Hendel, 1931; Phytagromyza pyrrhocera Hering, 1951.
In a botanical garden pulla sometimes co-occured on Genista with A. johannae. The mines of the two are indistinguishable (Hering, 1957a). To judge by the drawing by de Meijere (1925a), the distal tooth of the mandible of johannae stands off at a right angle. This might separate it from A. pulla, that is depicted with the distal tooth clearly recurved. It remains to be seen if this distinction is constant; moreover, the drawing of pulla was based on a second instar larva.
Beiger (1955a, 1960a, 1970a), Buhr (1932a, 1941b, 1964a), Černý & Vála (1996a), Hartig (1939a), Hering (1951a, 1955b, 1957a, 1967a), Huber (1969a), Maček (1999a), Michalska (1972a), Papp (2009a), Papp & Černý (2015a), Robbins (1991a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Spencer (1972a,b), Starke (1942a), Surányi (1942a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).