Phytomyza araciocecis Hering, 1958

Diptera, Agromyzidae

mine

Larvae tunnel in the midrib of the ground rosette, causing a gall-like swelling. Pupation within the ‘mine’.

hostplants

Asteraceae, narrowly monophagous

Crepis paludosa.

phenology

Galls have been found in spring, but probably occur also later in the summer (Hering, 1958c).

BENELUX

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

distribution within Europe

Germany and Poland (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

larva

Described by Hering (1958c).

synonyms

In the caption of the figure that accompanies Hering’s description the species name is written as araciocesis. This is an obvious printing error, as the specie is compared with crepidocecis, the epithet –cecis referring to the gall induced by the larva. Nevertheless, the name is spelled araciocesis by the Fauna Europaea (2008).

references

Buhr (1964a), Hering (1958c), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

03/04/2014

mod 28.vi.2017