Liriomyza violicaulis Hering, 1962

Diptera, Agromyzidae

mine

Not only the leaf disk is mined, but also the petiole and the rind of the underground stem. Even the small stipules are visited, and can be mined out completely. Mines in the leaves either upper- or lower-surface. Frass in short thread fragments, now and then in isolated grains.

hostplants

Violaceae, monophagous

Viola arvensis, tricolor.

phenology

Larvae in early July and mid September (Hering, 1962a).

BENELUX

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

distribution within Europe

Germany, Lithuania (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

larva

Described by Hering (1955a: 269, as Liriomyza sp.); rear spiraculum with 9-12 papillae.

references

Buhr (1964a), Hering (1955a, 1957q, 1962a), Ostrauskas, Pakalniškis & Taluntytė (2003a), Pakalniškis (1998a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

31.iii.2008

mod 28.vi.2017