Amauromyza maculosa (Malloch, 1913)

mine

Primary blotch without feeding lines. Larva solitary, but often several mines in a leaf, that mostly merge in the end. Pupation outside the mine

hostplants

Various Asteraceae; a serious pest of greenhouse crops, in particular lettuce, Aster, Dahlia and chrysanthemums.

BENELUX

Not in the Benelux countries

distribution within Europe

Originally a South American species, now established in the wild in the southern states of the United States. By quarantine measures on tries to prevent introduction of this pest in Europe (Darvas & Papp, 2000a).

larva

Rear spiraculum with 3 papillae (Spencer, 1973b).

puparium

Strikingly reddish (Spencer, 1973b).

synonyms

Agromyza guaranitica Brèthes.

notes

Adult flies are characteristic by having their halters white with a black tip.

references

Darvas & Papp (2000a)m Spencer (1973b).

21/01/2017

mod 18.vii.2017