Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Ophiomyia tranquilla

Ophiomyia tranquilla Pakalniškis, 1998

on Valeriana

parasite

The larva makes a scarcely visible, greenish gallery mine in the bark of the stem; pupation in the mine.

hostplants

Caprifoliaceae, monophagous

Valeriana officinalis.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

puparium

Black; rear spiraculum T-shaped with 16-24 papillae.

references

Pakalniškis (1998c).

Last modified 14.iii.2018