Melanagromyza oligophaga Spencer, 1990

on Asteraceae

parasite

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

hostplants

Asteraceae, broadly oligophagous

Achillea millefolium; Artemisia vulgaris; Centaurea jacea, scabiosa, cf stoebe; Crepis biennis; Hieracium umbellatum; Hypochaeris maculata, radicata; Picris hieracioides.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

puparium

Hind spiracula adjoining, each one with a strong central spine, surrounded by an ellipse of 15 pale papillae.

references

Černý, Barták & Roháček (2004a), Pakalniškis (1996a, 1998a), Papp & Černý (2015a), Spencer (1990a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

mod 19.iii.2018