Cerodontha alpina Nowakowski, 1967

Diptera, Agromyzidae

mine

Lower-surface, more or less a gallery; frass in numerous, gradually larger, grains. Pupation within the mine; rear spiracula penetrate the epidermis.

hostplants

Poaceae, oligophagous

Poa alpina; Trisetum alpestre.

phenology

Larvae from August till October.

distribution within Europe

Poland, Hungary (Fauna Europaea, 2010); Austria (von Tschirnhaus, 1982a); Switzerland (Černý & Merz, 2007a); high mountains.

larva

Anterior spiraculum bud-like, with 5 small papillae. Posterior spiraculum with three papillae; one is rather short and curved backwards, the other two are strongly elongated and fused, forming an erect spine.

puparium

Flattened, 2-2.5 mm long.

notes

Member of the subgenus Poemyza (Nowakowski, 1973a).

references

Černý & Merz (2007a), Michalska Myssura & Walczak (2010a), Nowakowsi (1973a), Papp & Černý (2016a), von Tschirnhaus (1982a), Zlobin (1984a).

28/03/2017

mod 28.vii.2017