Melanagromyza dettmeri Hering, 1933

on Centaurea

parasite

The larva bores in the stem; there also the pupation.

hostplants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Centaurea jacea, nigra, scabiosa.

Records from other plant genera are almost certainly incorrect.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

larva

The posterior spiracula almost touch each other. They bear a large, strongly chitinised spine, surrounded by an incomplete circle of 14 papillae.

Melanagromyza dettmeri: larva

larva (from Hering, 1957b). a,cephalic skeleton; b,mandible; c,front spiraculum; d,rear spiracula.

references

Beuk (2002a), Černý, Vála & Barták (2001a), Griffiths (1962a), Hering (1933c, 1943a, 1957b), de Meijere (1939a), Pakalniškis (1986a, 1990a, 1996a, 1998a), Papp & Černý (2015a), Spencer (1957d, 1969a, 1972a, 1976a, 1990a).

mod 15.iii.2018