Liriomyza virgo (Zetterstedt, 1838)

on Equisetul

parasite

Oviposition 1-2 cm under the top of a lateral branch. From this point the larve descends, mining the bark. Mined parts turn black and die off (Dempewolf).

hostplants

Equisetaceae, monophagous

Equisetum fluviatile.

In Canada also Equisetum palustre (Lonsdale).

phenology

Probably several generations.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

larva

Rear spiracula large, with ± 40 papillae.

puparium

The puparium half protruded from te epidermis, but is well anchored by the large rear spiracula.

references

Andersen (2016a), Beuk (2002a), Buhr (1932a, 1964a), Černý & Merz (2006a), Černý, Vála & Barták (2001a, Dempewolf (2001a), Hering (1962a), Lonsdale (2017a), de Meijere (1924a), Ostrauskas, Pakalniškis & Taluntytė (2003a), Pakalniškis (1986a, 1990a), Papp & Černý (2018a), Robbins (1991a), Scheirs, De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus (1999a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Spencer (1972a, 1976a, 1990a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a), Vála & Rohacek (1983a).

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