Ophiomyia ranunculicaulis Hering, 1949

on Ranunculus

parasite

The larva makes a gallery in the bark of the stem, spirally descending till close to the ground. Pupation in the mine, below the epidermis. Frass in widely spaced grains.

hostplants

Ranunculaceae, monophagous

Ranunculus acris, breyninus, lanuginosus, polyanthemos.

phenology

Bivoltine.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

larva

Ophiomyia ranunculicaulis: larva, puparium

Picture taken from de Meijere (1946a): a rear spiraculum; b, cephalic skeleton; c, puparium; d, rear spiraculum of the puparium. The form of the rear spiraculum is very unusual.

puparium

Dark brown.

references

Buhr (1964a), Černý (2001a), Černý & Vála (1996a, 1999a), Černý, Vála & Barták (2001a), Hering (1949b), de Meijere (1946a), Ostrauskas, Pakalniškis & Taluntytė (2003a), Pakalniškis (1994a, 1998a, 2004a), Papp & Černý (2015a), Robbins (1991a), Spencer (1964a, 1972a, 1976a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

mod 11.iii.2018