Melanagromyza limata Spencer, 1971

on Heracleum

parasite

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

hostplants

Apiaceae, monophagous

Heracleum platytaenium, sphondylium.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

puparium

Brownish yellow. Posterior spiracula yellow at the base, otherwise dark brown, separated, each with an ellipse of nine or ten papillae around a short central horn.
Melanagromyza limata: posterior spiraculum

posterior spiraculum (from Koçak & Sasakawa)

references

Koçak & Sasakawa (2010a), Pakalniškis (1992a, 1999a), Spencer (1971a, 1972a, 1990a), Scheirs, De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus (1996a, 1999a).

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