Ophiomyia maura (Meigen, 1838)

Ophiomyia maura mine on Solidago virgaurea

Solidago virgaurea, Luxemburg, Ahn (Palmberg)

mine

Upper-surface, very slender, up to 40 cm long corridor that repeatedly winds through the leaf. Frass in remarkably large, very widely spaced grains. Puparium in the mine, at the end of the corridor.

hostplants

Asteraceae, narrowly oligophagous

Aster amellus; Callistephus chinensis; Erigeron cf annuus; Solidago cf gigantea, virgaurea; Symphyotrichum novi-belgii.

At least in Europe never on the introduced S. canadensis (Spencer, 1976a). Van Frankenhuyzen Houtman & Kabos (1982a) mention, next to Solidago also Delphinium as a host plant; that must be a mistake.

phenology

Larvae in June and August (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

BE recorded (De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus, 1991a).

NE recorded (de Meijere, 1937a).

LUX recorded (Ellis: Ahn).

distribution within Europe

From Scandinavia to the Iberian Peninsula and Sicily, and from the UK to Poland; also Serbia (Fauna Europaea, 2008); Turkey (Hepdurgun a.o., 2007a).

larva

Described by Sasakawa (1961a).

puparium

Initially green, later blackish.

synonyms

Ophiomyia bicornis (Kaltenbach, 1869); O. asteris Kuroda, 1954.

references

Allen (1956a), Beiger (1955a, 1960a, 1965a, 1970a, 1979a), Beuk (2002a), De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus (1991a), Buhr (1932a, 1941b, 1964a), Černý (2007a), Černý & Vála (1996a), Ci̇velek, Çikman & Dursun (2008a), Drăghia (1971a), Eiseman & Lonsdale (2018a), van Frankenhuyzen Houtman & Kabos (1982a), Hartig (1939a), Hepdurgun ao, (2007a), Hering (1955b, 1957a), Huber (1969a), Kabos (1971), Kuroda (1954a), Kvičala (1938a), Maček (1999a), de Meijere (1925a, 1934a, 1937a, 1939a), Michalska (1970a, 1972a, 1976a, 2003a), Michna (1975a), Nowakowski (1954a), Pakalniškis (1982b, 1990a, 1994a), Papp & Černý (2015a), Robbins (1991), Sasakawa (1961a), Skala (1951a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Sønderup (1949a), Spencer (1957c, 1964a, 1972a, 1976a), Starke (1942a), Starý (1930a), Süss (1982a), Süss & Moreschi (2003a), Surányi (1942a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a), Zoerner (1969a).

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