Liriomyza heringi Nowakowski, 1961

Diptera, Agromyzidae

mine

Blotch, frass in black grains. Pupation outside the mine.

hostplants

Euphorbiaceae, monophagous

Euphorbia esula, nicaeensis, palustris, salicifolia.

Possibly found also on E. amygaloides.

phenology

Larvae found in early October (Romania).

BENELUX

Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

Lithuania, Romania (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

Described and illustrated by Nowakowski (196a). Mandibles two-teethed, alternating; front spiraculum indistinctly bifid with 7-9 papillae, rear spiraculum with 9 papillae in an incomplete oval.

puparium

Yellow, shining, almost smooth, 1.8mm.

notes

The type material was collected in Romania in 1930 by Hering, and identified then als L. pascuum. After the description of the larvae and what is known of the mine of heringi the two species are indistinguishable. The mines of pascuum as a rule are communal; nothing is sid about this for heringi – perhaps this may give a hint.

references

Drăghia (1967a, 1968a, 1972a), Hering (1932g), Nowakowski (1961a), Pakalniškis (1986a), Popescu-Gorj & Drăghia (1966a).

25.ii.2009

mod 18.vii.2017