Melanagromyza heracleana Zlobin, 2005

on Heracleum

parasite

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

hostplants

Apiaceae, monophagous

Heracleum mantegazzianum, platytaenium, sphondylium.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

larva

Rear spiracula closely approached, black, strongly chitinised, with 12 (rarely 10) papillae in an incomplete ellipse around a strong spine.
Melanagromyza heracleana: posterior spiraculum

posterior spiraculum (from Koçak & Sasakawa)

puparium

Yellow, faintly tinged brown.

references

Hansen, Hattendorf, Wittenberg ao (2006a), Koçak, Özdemi̇r & Zlobin (2009a), Koçak & Sasakawa (2010a), Zlobin (2005b).

mod 22.iii.2018