Melanagromyza verbasci Spencer, 1957

on Verbascum

parasite

The larva tunnels a long gallery in the pith of the stem. Pupation on the stem.

hostplants

Scrophulariaceae, monophagous

Verbascum nigrum, thapsus, phlomoides.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

Achterspiracula zwak gechitiniseerd, lichtbruin, elkaar rakend, voorzien van een centrale sterk gechitiniseerde stekel, omgeven door 12-14 slordig gerangschikte papillen.

puparium

Rear spiracula weakly chitinised, light brown, touching each other, bearing a central strongly chitinised spine, surrounded by 12-14 irregulary arranged papillae.
Melanagromyza verbasci: posterior spiracula

rear spiracula (from Spencer, 1957d)

references

Cerny & Vála (1996a), Gil Ortiz (2009a), Pakalniškis (1996a), Papp & Černý (2015a), Spencer (1957d, 1967a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

mod 15.iii.2018