Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Liriomyza balcanica

Liriomyza balcanica (Strobl, 1900)

Liriomyza balcanica: mines on Euhprobia esula

Euphorbia esula, Afferden (ge), Afferdensche en Deestsche Waarden © Wouter Bosgra

Liriomyza balcanica: mines on Euhprobia esula

detail

Liriomyza cf balcanica: mine on Euphorbia amygdaloides

Euphorbia amygdaloides, Belgium, prov. Namur, Couvin, Dailly, RN du tienne du Bî, 14.v.2020 © Stéphane Claerebout; identification “cf”

Liriomyza cf balcanica: mine on Euphorbia amygdaloides

same mine, lighted from behind

Liriomyza cf balcanica: mine on Euphorbia amygdaloides

the larva left de mine

Liriomyza cf balcanica: mine on Euphorbia amygdaloides

ecxit slit

mine

Upper-surface broad corridor or blotch (depending on the width of the leaf), preceded by a corridor (in the end often only recognisable in the frass pattern). Frass in green thread fragments. Pupation outside the mine. Surrounding leaf tissue sometimes intensely reddened.

host plants

Euphorbiaceae, monophagous

Euphorbia ? amygdaloides, cyparissias, esula, myrsinites.

phenology

Larvae from May to October (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

BE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2016)

NE recorded (Wouter Bosgra, 2016)

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2016)

distribution within Europe

From Germany and Poland to Thrace (Fauna Europaea, 2007); also Turkey (Civelek, Deeming & Önder, 2000a).

larva

synonyms

Liriomyza cyparissiae Groschke, 1955; L. esulae Hendel, 1931; Phytomyza tiefii Strobl, 1901.

references

Beiger (1955a, 1960a, 1965a, 1970a, 1979a, 1980a), Buhr (1941b, 1964a), Černý (2007a), Černý & Merz (2005a, 2007a), Černý & Vála (1996a), Ci̇velek, Çikman & Dursun (2008a), Civelek, Deeming & Önder (2000a), Groschke (1955b), Hering (1955a, 1957a), Huber (1969a), Papp & Černý (2018a), Spencer (1961a, 1966a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a), Zoerner (1969a)

Last modified 19.v.2020