Phytomyza anemonantheae Spencer, 1969

on Anemeone

mine

Secondary blotch, with well visible primary and secondary feeding lines. The mine is rather shallow, at the end of a leaf segment.

hostplants

Ranunculaceae, narrowly monophagous

Anemone sylvestris.

phenology

Larvae in July (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

Found in southern Belgium in 2018 by Stéphane Claerebout.

distribution within Europe

Germany, Lithuania (Fauna Europaea, 2009), Belgium.

puparium

Brownish-black; rear spiraculum with 6-8 papillae in an ellipse.

notes

Hering (1957a) writes that pupation takes place outside the mine; Spencer (1969a) does not mention the subject, and Pakalniškis (1995a, 2004a) writes that pupation occurs within the mine.

references

Hering (1957a#358), Pakalniškis (1995a, 2004a), Spencer (1969a).

mod 22.v.2018