Liriomyza asteris Hering, 1928

mine

Corridor from start to end. The mine begins lower-surface, very shallow, often long, branching several times or stellate; later the mine becomes upper-surface. Most frass in pearl chains. Pupation external, exit slit in upper epidermis.

hostplants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Aster amellus.

Buhr (1932a), with some hesitation, adds A. novae-angliae, now Symphyotrichum novae-angliae. Because neither species mentioned is spontaneously growing in Spain, there probably a third Aster species is involded.

phenology

Larvae in June and August (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

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

distribution within Europe

Germay, Czechia, Hungary, Spain (Surányi 1942a; Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

Yellow. The description of the larva by Beri (1971d), taken from Phlomis sp., should be disregarded.

references

Beri (1971d), Buhr (1932a), Černý & Vála (1999a), Hering (1928a, 1957a), Papp & Černý (2018a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Surányi (1942a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

mod 7.iii.2018