Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Ophiomyia beckeri larva

Ophiomyia beckeri

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Sonchus asper, het Twiske

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cephalic skeleton, rear end

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front and rear spiraculum


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mandibles

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Lapsana communis, Nieuwendam: abdomen, dorsal

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front spiraculum dorsal, rear spiraculum, lateral


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mouth field

The larva is described by de Meijere (1943a). The genus Ophiomyia belongs to the subfamily Agromyzinae, as is appararent from the cephalic skeleton, with three rear arms. The front spiraculum is broad, finger-shaped and bent, with about 7 papillae. The rear spiraculum is indistinctly bifid, with a total of 10-12 papillae. Mandibles strongly alternating, with two teeth, the anterior one much larger than the basal one.

27.i.2008

Last modified 25.vii.2017