Phytomyza athamantae Hering, 1943

Diptera, Agromyzidae

mine

A corridor that occupies 3-4 of the finest leaf segments. Frass in thread fragments. Pupation external.

hostplants

Apiaceae, monophagous

Athamanta cretensis.

phenology

Larvae in July.

distribution within Europe

Austria (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

Anterior spiraculum bud-shaped, with c. 6 papillae; rear spiraculum with c. 12 papillae in an ellipse (de Meijere, 1943a). The description of the larva by Beri (1971a), taken from Clematis alpina, is a mystification.

pupa

Black, shining, segment borders only weakly constricted.

references

Beri (1971a), Hering (1943a), de Meijere (1943a).

16.viii.2009

mod 28.vi.2017