Phytomyza bellidina Hering, 1934

mine

Corridor, mostly strongly widened towards the end. Frass in grains, often aggregated in clumps. Pupation external, exit slit in lower epidermis.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Bellis perennis, sylvestris.

phenology

Larvae in March – April, but possibly there are more generations (Hering, 1957a).

distribution within Europe

Mediterranean Region between Portugal and Serbia (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

Described by de Meijere (1937a) and Hering (1967a). Mandible with two teeth, not alternating. No frontal appendage. Front spiraculum with c. 15 papillae, rear spiraculum with (15-) 18 (-21) papillae.

references

Buhr (1941b), Černý (2004a), Černý & Bächli (2018a), Griffiths (1956b, 1976c), Hering (1935a, 1957a, 1967a), Maček (1999a), de Meijere (1937a), Spencer (1954d, 1957f, 1973c).

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