Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Chromatomyia scabiosae

Chromatomyia scabiosae (Hendel, 1935)

mine

Upper-surface corridor, loops closely together. Frass in thread fragments or pearl string, seemingly lying in a central line. Pupation within the mine.

host plants

Caprifoliaceae, monophagous

Scabiosa columbaria, ochroleuca.

phenology

Larvae in September (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

distribution within Europe

UK, Germany, Poland, Spain (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

larva

Described by de Meijere (1937a).

puparium

Black.

references

Beiger (1965a, 1975b), de Meijere (1937a), Hering (1957a), Spencer (1954a, 1972a,b), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

Last modified 15.xi.2023