Liriomyza pereziae Hering, 1963

Diptera, Agromyzidae

mine

Branched gallery; main branch on top of the midrib, side arms enter the lamina; the mine resembles the one of L. strigata, but the side branches are less numerous, and less oriented on the side veins. Frass in strings.

hostplants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Perezia.

phenology

Larvae seen in the first half of October.

BENELUX

Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

Germany (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

larva

Mandibles alternating, with two rather high teeth; rear spiraculum with 8 papillae.

puparium

Blackish brown (but almost all puparia were parasitised!)

notes

The species was found in two botanical gardens in Germany; Perezia is a Neotropical plant genus.

references

Hering (1963a).

09/08/2010

mod 18.vii.2017