Ophiomyia stenophaga Pakalniškis, 1998

on Campanula

parasite

The larva makes a, hardly visible, up to a meter long, linear mine in the bark of the stem. The mine starts in the top, is then very narrow, and descends gradually broadening down to close to the root collar. The puparium is formed externally.

hostplants

Campanulaceae, monofaag

Campanula latifolia, trachelium.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

pupa

Shining black; rear spiraculum with 15-17 papillae.

notes

The 22 larvae that were found on Campanula trachelium all were dead; perhaps not the correct host plant?

references

Pakalniškis (1998c), Papp & Černý (2015a).

mod 14.iii.2018