Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Chromatomyia nervi

Chromatomyia nervi (Groschke, 1957)

mine

Broad, branching, upper-surface corridor that begins in the leaf base, and lies over the midrib. Frass in pearl strings or clumps, concentrated in the ends of side branches. Feedings lines conspicuous. Pupation within the mine; the front spiracula penetrate the epidermis.

hostplants

Caprifoliaceae, narrowly monophagous

Lonicera alpigena.

phenology

Larvae in October.

BENELUX

Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

Germany (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

synonyms

Phytomyza nervi.

references

Griffiths (1974a), Groschke (1957a), Hering (1955a, 1957a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

21/12/2011

Last modified 25.vii.2017