Metopomyza nigrohumeralis (Hendel, 1931)

mine

Undescribed. Pupation outside the mine.

host plants

Cyperaceae, narrowly monophagous

Carex acuta.

BENELUX

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

distribution within Europe

From Sweden to the Pyrenees and Italy, and from France to Czechia (Fauna Europaea, 2008); also UK (Telfer & Gibbs).

larva

Rear spiracula very remarkable, with some tens of papillae, each of them on top of a long stalk, making the spiraculum look like a shaving brush (Dempewolf, 2001a).

references

Dempewolf (2001a), Papp & Černý (2018a), Spencer (1976a), Telfer & Gibbs (2017a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

mod 10.iii.2018