Melanagromyza galegae Warrington, 2019

on Galega

parasite

A single larva bores in the pith of the stem; here also the puparium, that invariably is located at the level of the lowest node. Externally no indication of the infection is visible.

host plants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Galega officinalis.

phenology

Univoltine; hibernation probably as puarium.

distribution within Europe

England.

puparium

Puparium orange-yellow. The posterior spiracula virtually touching each other, each with an ellipse of 15-20 papillae around a strong central horn.

references

Warrington (2019a).

mod 18.viii.2019