Amauromyza obscura (Rohdendorf-Holmanová, 1959)
Upper-surface corridor-blotch; the corridor is c. 5 mm long. Frass as a green central band, (wider in the blotch), in which fine black grains are visible. Sometimes several mines in a leaflet. Pupation outside the mine, exit slit in the upper epidermis, at the margin of the mine.
Caragana arborescens, frutex.
Larvae from mid-June to mid-August, and in September – October (Nowakowski, 1960b).
distribution within Europe
Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
Mandible with 3 teeth, alternating. Front spiraculum with 5 papillae; rear spiraculum with 3 hooklike papillae of almost equal size.
anterior and posterior spiraculum (from Nowakowski, 1962b)
Yellow, 1.3 mm.
Irenomyia, Melanophytobia, obscura.
the description by Hering of Phytagromyza caraganae actually applies to the species above (Beiger).
Beiger (1984a), Hering (1957a), Michalska (2003a), Nowakowski (1960b, 1962b), Pakalniškis (1986a), Rohdendorf-Holmanová (1959a).