Ophiomyia senecionina Hering, 1944

on Jacobaea

parasite

The larva mines an inconspicuous gallery in the bark of the stem; sometimes it continues for a short while on the petiole or midrib. The mine is best seen by looking for the puparium that is found at its end, mostly close to a leaf base.

hostplants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Jacobaea erucifolia, vulgaris.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

larva

Rear spiraculum with 6-14 papillae.

puparium

Ophiomyia senecionana: spiraculum

posterior spiraculum of the puparium (from de Meijere).

references

Černý & Vála (1996a), Hering (1944a, 1957a), de Meijere (1946a), Papp & Černý (2015a), Spencer (19654a, 1972a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

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