Melanagromyza chaerophylli Spencer, 1969

on Anthriscus, Chaerophyllum, Heracleum

parasite

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

hostplants

Apiaceae, oligophagous

Anthriscus sylvestris; Chaerophyllum aromaticum, bulbosum; Heracleum sphondylium subsp. sibiricum.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

puparium

larva

Puparium yellowish brown; rear spiracula one diameter apart, on a distinct protuberance, with ± 15 papillae in an incomplete ellipse around a truncate central spine.

references

Pakalniškis (1990a, 1993a, 1996a), Papp & Černý (2015a), Spencer (1969a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

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