Chromatomyia griffithsiana (Beiger, 1977)

on Lactuca

Chromatomyia griffithsiana:  mine on Lactuca alpina

Lactuca alpina (from Beiger, 1977a)

mine

Lower surface gallery with very few frass grains. Pupation in the mine; the anterior spiracula project through the epidermis.

hostplants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Lactuca alpina.

phenology

Mining larvae in the first half of July and the first half of September.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

larva

Chromatomyia griffithsiana: details of the larva

cephalic skeleton, spinulation, anterior and posterior spiraculum.

puparium

shining yellowish brown.

synonyms

Phytomyza griffithsiana.

references

Beiger (1977a).

mod 23.iii.2018