Liriomyza wachtlii Hendel, 1920

mine

Long, slender gallery with parallel sides, over long distances following the venation of the leaf. Frass in separate grains, in two rows along the sides. Larva solitary. Pupation external, exit slit in the lower epidermis.

host plants

Melianthaceae, monophagous

Veratrum album, lobelianum, nigrum.

phenology

Larvae in June, July (Herring, 1957a).

distribution within Europe

Fennoscandia, Germany, Austria (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

larva

synonyms

Liriomyza veratri Groschke, 1955.

Spencer (1976a) and von Tschirnhaus (1999a) consider L. wachtli the correct spelling of the species’ name.

notes

The larva not only lives as a leafminer, but also in the fruits (Spencer, 1976a).

references

Černý (2009a), Černý, Barták & Vaněk (2009a), Černý & Bächli (2018a), Dempewolf (2001a), Groschke (1955a), Hering (1955a,b, 1957a), Maček (1999a), Papp & Černý (2018a), Spencer (1976a), Starke (1942a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

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