Liriomyza graminivora Hering, 1949

mine

Upper-surface corridor. Frass in strings or closely packed grains, along the sides of the corridor. The mine is said to descend from the leaf tip to the base. Pupation outside the mine.

hostplants

Poaceae, oligophagous

Arrhenatherum elatius; Festuca ovina; Hordeum murinum; Ochlopoa annua; Poa compressa.

phenology

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

BENELUX

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

distribution within Europe

From Germany to Lithuania and Slovakia (Fauna Europaea, 2008); also Spain Černý & Merz (2007a).

larve

notes

The species has been recorded from the UK by Robbins (1991a). This is not very plausible. The material came from an aberrant host plant (Arrhenatherum) and the record does not fit well in the geographical distribution, as far as presently known.

references

Černý (2001a), Černý & Merz (2006a, 2007a), Černý, Vála & Barták (2001a), Gil Ortiz (2009a), Gil-Ortiz, Martinez & Jiménez-Peydró (2010a), Griffiths (1962a), Hering (1949b, 1954a, 1957a), Pakalniškis (1990a, 1998a), Papp & Černý (2018a), Robbins (1991a). von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

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