Liriomyza brassicae (Riley, 1884)

Liriomyza brassicae: mine on Tropaeulum majus

Tropaeolum majus, Crete, Tymbaki © Paul Fontaine

Liriomyza brassicae: mine on Tropaeolum majus

mines, lighted from behind (with parasitoid pupa)

mine

Little or not branched corridor, either lower-surface or, more frequently, upper-surface, without apparent association with the midrib. Frass in unusually long strings. Pupation outside the mine.

hostplants

Brassicaceae, Capparaceae, Cleomaceae, Resedaceae, Tropaeolaceae; narrowly polyphagous

Barbarea; Brassica juncea, napus, oleracea, rapa; Bunias; Cakile maritima; Capparis spinosa; Cardamine kitaibelii; Cardaria draba; Cleome; Diplotaxis erucoides; Eruca; Erysimum cheiri; Hirschfeldia incana; Isatis; Lepidium; Matthiola; Moricandia arvensis; Raphanus raphanistrum; Reseda lutea; Sisymbrium loeselii, officinale, orientale, strictissimum, volgense; Tropaeolum majus

A minor pest on cabbage (Darvas, Skuhravá & Andersen (2000a).

Cited by Gil Ortiz (2009a) also from Pisum; this must be a case of xenophagy.

phenology

Larvae from April to September (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

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

distribution within Europe

Southern Europe.

larva

Described by Beri (1971d, 1974a). Rear spiraculum with 3 papillae.

synonyms

Liriomyza cruciferarum Hering, 1927; mitis (Curran, 1931); hawaiiensis Frick, 1952; bulnesiae Spencer, 1963; ornephila Garg, 1971.

references

Beiger (1979a, 1989a), Benavent, Martínez, Moreno & Jiménez (2004a), Beri (1971d, 1974a), Černý (2004a), Černý & Merz (2006a), Ci̇velek, Çikman & Dursun (2008a), Darvas, Skuhravá & Andersen (2000a), Drăghia (1967a, 1968a, 1970a, 1972a), Eiseman & Lonsdale (2018a), Garg (1971c), Gil Ortiz (2009a), Gil-Ortiz, Falcó-Garí, Oltra-Moscardó ao (2009a), Hering (1927a, 1930b, 1936b, 1957a), Huber (1969a), Maček (1999a), Michalska (2003a), Papp & Černý (2018a), Sasakawa (1961a, 1997b), Shiao (2004a), Shiao, Lin & Wu (1991a), Spencer (1957g, 1973b), Surányi (1942a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a), Utech (1962a).

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