Agromyza sulfuriceps Strobl, 1898

Agromyza sulfuriceps: mine on Filipendula ulmaria

Filipendula ulmaria, Luxemburg: Kautenbach

Agromyza sulfuriceps: mine on Rubus idaeus

Rubus idaeus, Cadzand

mine

First a long corridor, its initial part often along the leaf margin or a thick vein. Rather suddenly the corridor widens into a broad blotch. The corridor contains much, amorphous frass that sometimes seems to fill the entire corridor (lower picture). In the blotch the frass is in black strings and coarse lumps. (In rainy weather they liquify and loose their shape). Pupation outside the mine.

hostplants

Rosaceae, oligophagous

Argentina anserina; Filipendula ulmaria; Fragaria vesca; Potentilla argentea, erecta, reptans; Rubus idaeus, saxatilis; Sanguisorba minor.

phenology

Larvae from June till September, in two generations (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

BE recorded (De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus, 1991a).

NE De Meijere (1924a) did not include this species in his checklist, and when he described the larva (1937a) he had to work with material from abroad. Found for the first time in the Netherlands in 2003 (Cadzand, on Raspberry).

LUX recorded (Ellis: Kautenbach).

distribution within Europe

From Scandinavia to France and Italy, and from the UK to the Baltic States and Slovakia (Fauna Europaea, 2007); also Hungary (Surányi, 1942a), Bulgaria (Buhr, 1941b), Austria (von Tschirnhaus, 1982a), and Slovenia (Maček, 1999a).

larva

synonyms

Agromyza rubi Brischke, 1880; A. xanthocephala Strobl, 1893, nec Zetterstedt, 1848; A. montana Hendel, 1920.

references

Andersen (2016a), De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus (1991a), Buhr (1941b, 1964a), Černý (2001a), Černý & Merz (2007a), Griffiths (1962a), Hering (1954a, 1957a), Huber (1969a), Maček (1999a), de Meijere (1937a), Pakalniškis (1986a), Papp (2009a), Papp & Černý (2015a), Robbins (1991a), Sasakawa (1961a), Sasakawa & Imura (1993a), Spencer (1966a, 1972a, 1976a), Starý (1930a), Surányi (1942a), von Tschirnhaus (1982a, 1999a), Zoerner (1969a, 1970a).

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