Phytomyza aronici Nowakowski, 1962

Diptera, Agromyzidae

mine

Long, slender, especially in its first quarter rather tortuous gallery. The first, tortuous section is upper-surface, but the main part is almost continuously interparenchymatous. Frass in rods at either side. Pupation external, exit slit in upper epidermis.

hostplants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Doronicum austriacum, clusii.

phenology

Larvae in August, September, a few already in July; hibernation as puparium.

distribution within Europe

Poland, Czechia, Spain (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

larva

Frontal appendage present. Mandibles alternating, with twee teeth, the distal somewhat larger than the basal one. Front spiraculum shortly two-armed with c. 12 papillae, rear spiraculum long to-armed, with c. 19 papillae.

pupa

Dark brown, 2.3 mm, shining, almost smooth.

notes

Mountain species.

references

Beiger (1978a), Nowakowski (1962a), VĂ¡la & Rohacek (1983a).

25/11/2011

mod 28.vi.2017