Aulagromyza buhri (de Meijere, 1938)

on Asperula, Galium

parasite

The larva makes a wkthish mine in the bark of the stem, preferably in the inflorescence. Puparium external; univoltine. According to Robbins the mine starts as a short upper-surface gallery in a leaf.

hostplants

Rubiaceae, oligophagous

Galium mollugo.

Mentioned also from Spain by Gil Ortiz on Asperula.

phenology

Larvae from mid-July till mid-September (Buhr).

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

synonyms

Paraphytomyza buhri; Phytagromyza incognita Hering, 1956; Phytagromyza simplonensis Spencer, 1957.

notes

Not rare when well looked for (Buhr).

references

Andersen (2012a), Buhr (1964a), Černý & Merz (2007a), Ci̇velek, Çikman & Dursun (2008a), Gil Ortiz (2009a), Gil-Ortiz, Martinez & Jiménez-Peydró (2010a), Hering, (1956a), Pakalniškis (1990a, 1998a), Papp & Černý (2016a), Robbins (1991a), Spencer (1957b, 1959a, 1971a, 1972a, 1976a), von Tschirnhaus (1969a, 1999a).

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