Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phytomyza buhriana larva

Phytomyza buhriana

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Ranunculus acris, Baarschot (dead larva): cephalic skeleton, rear end

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front and rear spiraculum


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mandibles

Note the lack of a frontal appendage (which is present in Ph. ranunculi) and especially the very weakkly sclerotised lower rear arm of the cephalic skeleton. This differentiates the larva from that of Ph. ranunculivora (as described by de Meijere, 1938a).

22,iii.2008

Last modified 25.vii.2017