Aulagromyza galii Groschke (1957)

on Galium

mine

The larva makes almost full depth broad galleries or blotches in the leaves of several whorls above each other. If a whorl consists of very small leaves several in one whorl may be mined. The larva moves from one whorl to the other via the stem that is hollowed out, and where most of the frass is deposited.

hostplants

Rubiaceae, monophagous

Galium rotundifolium.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

larva

Front spiracula button-like with ± 8 papillae; hear spiracula with 14 papillae in an irregular ellipse

puparium

Pale yellowish brown; formed after the mine has been left.

synonyms

Phytagromyza galii.

references

Groschke (1957a), Hering (1957a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

mod 21.iii.2018