Metopomyza junci von Tschirnhaus, 1981
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.
Juncaceae, narrowly monophagous
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).
Yellow, front spiracula pale brown, rear spiracula dark brown (von Tschirnhaus, 1981a).
Blackish, with deep intersegmental incision. The puparium often sticks to the leaf (von Tschirnhaus, 1981a).
Described from salt flats in the Kieler Bucht (northern Germany).
Pakalniškis (2000a), Papp & Černý (2018a), von Tschirnhaus (1981a, 1999a), Warrington & Perry (2020a).