Melanagromyza symphyti Griffiths, 1962

on Symphytum

parasite

The larva lives as an internal borer in the stem, petioles and peduncle; there also the pupation.

hostplants

Boraginaceae, monopgahous

Symphytum officinale.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

larva

Described by Griffiths.

puparium

Red-brown. Hind spiracula separated by about their diameter; each one with a weak central spine surrounded by 26-36 very irregularly arranged small papillae.
Melanagromyza symphyti: hind spiracula

hind spiracula (from Griffiths, 1962a)

references

Černý (2001a), Černý & Merz (2006a), Griffiths (1962a), Pakalniškis (1993a, 1996a), Papp & Černý (2015a), Scheirs, De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus (1996a), Spencer (1972a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

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