Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phytomyza alyssi

Phytomyza alyssi Nowakowski, 1975

Diptera, Agromyzidae

mine

Elongated upper-surface, locally ful depth, primary blotch with irregular lateral expansions. Frass in rather large angular grains. One to three larvae in a mine. Pupation outside the mine, exit slit in upper epidermis.

hostplants

Brassicceae, monophagous

Aurinia saxatilis.

phenology

Larvae from July to September, sometimes October, in two generations; hibernation as puparium.

BENELUX

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

distribution within Europe

Poland (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

Mandible with 2 teeth, not or hardly alternating; front spiraculum with 7-9 papillae, rear spriraculum with 12-15.

puparium

1.7-2.7 m long, whitish tot brownish yellow,smooth, with shallow segment limits.

references

Černý (2011a), Nowakowski (1975a).

19/10/2014

Last modified 28.vi.2017