Liriomyza amarellae Hering, 1963

mine

The mine begins in the stem rind, from there enters via the petiole one, sometimes more, leaves, making several excursions in the leaf. In the leaf the corridors may be strongly convoluted, and form a secondary blotch. Frass in strings, in turns at either side.

hostplants

Gentianaceae, monophagous

Gentianella amarella, ciliata, germanica

phenology

Larvae in June-July and from mid September (Hering, 1963a).

BENELUX

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

distribution within Europe

Only known from Germany (Fauna Europaea, 2007), bur recently reported from Turkey (Hepdurgun ao, 2007a).

larva

Hering (1963a).

puparium

Hering (1963a).

references

Buhr (1960a, 1964c), (Hepdurgun ao, 2007a), Hering (1963a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

mod 19.ix.2017