Metopomyza junci von Tschirnhaus, 1981

mine

The mine begins as an upper-surface corridor in the top half of a leaf. The mine widens quickly, ultimately occupying the entire width of the leaf. In the final half of the mine frass in widely spaced grains. Pupation outside the mine; exit slit in upper epidermis.

hostplants

Juncaceae, narrowly monophagous

Juncus gerardi.

BENELUX

BE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

NE recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

distribution within Europe

From the Netherland and Denmark to Poland and Lithuania (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

larva

Yellow, front spiracula pale brown, rear spiracula dark brown (von Tschirnhaus, 1981a).

puparium

Blackish, with deep intersegmental incision. The puparium often sticks to the leaf (von Tschirnhaus, 1981a).

notes

Described from salt flats in the Kieler Bucht (northern Germany).

references

Pakalniškis (2000a), Papp & Černý (2018a), von Tschirnhaus (1981a, 1999a).

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