Liriomyza gypsophilae Beiger, 1972

Diptera, Agromyzidae

mine

Oviposition at the underside of the leaf, usually neat the base. From there a long, narrow, slender corridor runs two or three times through the length of the leaf, to form finally an upper-surface blotch. Frass dark green, as numerous small grains in the corridor, as lumps and short threads later.
Pupation outside the mine, exit slit in upper epidermis, at the basal side of the blotch.

hostplants

Caryophyllaceae, monophagous

Gypsophila repens.

phenology

Larvae in September, less often also in August.

distribution within Europe

Poland, Lithuania (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

Yellow; mandibles with two teeth, alternating; front and rear spiraculum with 8 and 6 papillae, respectively.

puparium

Yellow, clearly segmented, ventrally flattened.

references

Beiger (1972b), Pakalniškis (1998b).

1.vii.2009

mod 28.vi.2017