Melanagromyza arnicarum Hering, 1942

on Arnica

parasite

The larva lives as an internal borer in the stem; there also the pupation.

hostplants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Arnica montana.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

puparium

Light brown. Rear spiracula on a conical base, not particular close together, with ± 16 papillae around a sharp conical thorn.

references

Buhr (1964a), Hering (1942a), Pakalniškis (1996a), Spencer (1976a), Süss (1992a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

mod 16.iii.2018