Liriomyza eupatoriana Spencer, 1954

mine

Corridor, almost invariably in the ultimate cm of the tip of a leaf segment. The corridor is contorted so strongly that a compact secondary blotch is formed. When exeptionally the mine is not in the leaf tip, it is closely adjoining the leaf margin; never is a mine formed in the leaf centre. Frass irregular, in black threads and lumps, frequently at wide intervals, on alternate sides of the mine. The mine is upper-surface, except for the very last section that is lower-surface. Here pupation takes place. The puparium projects for about half of its length out of the mine (Spencer, 1954c).

hostplants

Asteraceae: monophagous

Euptorium cannabinum.

phenology

Larvae in summer and in autumn (Robbins, 1991a).

BENELUX

Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

distribution within Europe

From Lithuania tot the Iberian Peninsula, and from the UK to Italy and Serbia (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

larva

Rear spiraculum with 3 papillae.

puparium

Yellow.

references

Beiger (1980a), Černý (2013a), Drăghia (1968a), Griffiths (1962a), Maček (1999a), Manning (1956a), Michalska (1970a, 2003a), Pakalniškis (1990a, 1993a), Papp & Černý (2018a), Robbins (1991a), Spencer (1954a,c, 1972a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a), Ureche (2010a), Zoerner (1970a).

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