Phytomyza albifrons Groschke, 1957

Diptera, Agromyzidae

mine

Long (> 7 cm) corridor. The start is lower-surface, epidermal and easily overlooked, the more so because it hardly contains any frass. The upper-surface part of the corridor is very slender. Frass in threads, often separated by frass-free segments. Pupation outside the mine; exit slit in upper surface.

hostplants

Ranunculaceae, monophagous

Thalictrum aquilegiifolium.

phenology

Larvae in June-July and in September (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

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

distribution within Europe

Germany and Lithuania (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

notes

The species is decribed from southern Germany; it might turn up in gardens.

references

Groschke (1957a), Hering (1957a), Huber (1969a), Pakalniškis (1993a, 2004a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

4.vi.2008

mod 28.vi.2017