Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Liriomyza dianthicola

Liriomyza dianthicola (Venturi, 1949)

mine

Long, especially at the start very narrow, corridor, usually descending from the top towards the leaf basis; the final part of the mine is branched or has sides that are eaten out verry irregularly. Pupation outside the mine. Exit slit is a lower-surface, linear cut parallel to the leaf long axis (Ciampolini, 1949a, 1952a).

hostplants

Caryophyllaceae, monophagous

Dianthus barbatus, caryophyllus, chinensis.

A pest in carnation floriculture (Spencer, 1966a).

phenology

Larvae in the summer (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

BE recorded (De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus, 1991a).

NE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

distribution within Europe

From Belgium to the Iberian Peninsula, and From France to Italy; also in Czechia (Fauna Europaea, 2008); also Slovenia (Maček, 1999a) and Yugoslavia (Spencer, 1966a).

larva

See Ciampolini (1952a).

puparium

See Ciampolini (1952a).

synonyms

Paraphytomyza, Phytagromyza, Pseudonapomyza dianthicola; Phytomyza jannonei Séguy, 1950.

references

Benavent, Martínez, Moreno & Jiménez (2004a), De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus (1991a), Černý (2007a, 2011a), Černý & Merz (2006a, 2007a), Černý & Vála (1999a), Ciampolini (1949a, 1952a), Hering (1957a), Iwasaki & Mizushima (1997a), Maček (1999a), Papp & Černý (2018a), Séguy (1950a), Spencer (1966a), Venturi (1949a).

Last modified 7.iii.2018