Ophiomyia verbasci Černý, 1991

Diptera, Agromyzidae

mine

Lower-surface gallery that begins near the midrib, in the upper third of the leaf. Frass in dispersed grains at either sides of the gallery. Pupation in the mine, in a lower-surface pupal chamber.

hostplants

Scrophulariaceae, monophagous

Verbascum thapsus.

phenology

A fly emerged from its puparium in late June.

BENELUX

Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2012).

distribution within Europe

Czechia, Hungary.

puparium

Pale orange, shining, segmentation indistinct, length 2 mm. Anterior spiraculum black, on long stalk. Posterior spiraculum long, yellowish brown with 11 marginal papillae.

references

Černý (1991a), Papp & Černý (2015a).

18/01/2016

mod 28.vi.2017