Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Chromatomyia centaurii

Chromatomyia centaurii Spencer, 1990

Chromatomyia centaurii: mine on Centaurium erythraea

Centaurium erythraea, Amstelveen, JP Thijssepark

Chromatomyia centaurii: mine on Centaurium erythraea

larva in the mine

Chromatomyia centaurii: mine on Centaurium erythraea

Centaurium erythraea, Belgium, prov Namur, Mornimont © Jean-Yves Baugnée

mine

Mine initially a corridor, turning later into an irregular blotch, often in the base of the leaf. Robbins (1991a) adds that the initial corridor often is in the rind of the stem for a larger or shorter part. Pupation in the mine.

host plants

Gentianaceae, monophagous

Centaurium erythraea.

phenology

Mines found in July (Spencer, 1990a).

BENELUX

BE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

NE recorded (Ellis: Amstelveen).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

distribution within Europe

Ireland, UK, Germany, Lithuania (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

larva

puparium

references

Beiger (2005a), Ostrauskas, Pakalniškis & Taluntytė (2003a), Papp & Černý (2020a), Robbins (1991a), Spencer (1990a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

Last modified 20.v.2020