Phytomyza aconitella Hendel, 1934

mine

Very long (up to 20 cm), hardly widening corridor. Frass in concentrations that are 5-10 mm apart. Pupation outside the mine.

host plants

Ranunculaceae, monophagous

Aconitum lycoctonum subsp. neapolitanum + vulparia, napellus, variegatum; Delphinium.

phenology

Larvae in July – August (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

Germany, Poland, Austria, Slovenia (Maček, 1999a; Fauna Europaea, 2009); Mountain species (Hering, 1957a).

larva

Mandible with 2 teeth, alternating rear spiraculum bifid, with 20 papillae (de Meijere, 1937a).

references

Ahr (1966a), Haase (1942a), Hering (1957a), Huber (1969a), Maček (1999a), de Meijere (1937a), Seidel (1957a), Skala (1936a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

mod 20.vi.2019