Phytomyza aconiti Hendel, 1920
Aconitum vulparia, Belgium, prov. Liège, Ovifat © Jonas Mortelmans
Large, greyish-brown, upper-surface blotch, mostly near the tip of a leaflet, without a preceding corridor. Primary feeding lines conspicuous. Several larvae share a mine. Pupation outside the mine. Exit slit in upper epidermis (Pakalniškis, 2004a).
Larvae in May – June, and August – October (Hering, 1957a).
BE recorded (Mortelmans ao, 2014).
NE recorded (de Meijere (1924a).
LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).
distribution within Europe
From Sweden to the Pyrenees, and from the UK to Poland and Czechia (Fauna Europaea, 2008); also Slovenia (Maček, 1999a) and Lithuania (Pakalniškis, 2004a).
Described by de Meijere (1926a).
Greyish-brown, intersegmental constriction very shallow.
Napomyza aconiti (Hendel); Phytomyza delphinii Frost, 1928.
Although the species is said to be very common in the Netherlands by van Frankenhuyzen ao (1982a), I have never seen the species. De Meijere (1924a) knew the species from Amsterdam only. Because the mine can destroy an entire leaf it is considered a minor garden pest in the UK (Spencer, 1976a).
Ahr (1966a), Beuk (2002a), van Frankenhuyzen, Houtman & Kabos (1982a), Haase (1942a), Hering (1925a, 1955b, 1957a, 1961a), Huber (1969a), Kabos (1971a), Maček (1999a), de Meijere (1924a, 1926a, 1939a), Mortelmans, Boeraeve, Tamsyn, Proesmans & Dekeukeleire (2014a), Pakalniškis (2004a), Robbins (1991a), Rydén (1926a), Sasakawa (1961a), Sønderup (1949a), Spencer (1954a, 1972a, 1976a), Starke (1942a), Starý (1930a), von Tschirnhaus (199a), Vála & Rohacek (1983a).