Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phytomyza caulinaris

Phytomyza caulinaris Hering, 1949

on Ranunculus

parasite

The larva makes galleries of variable length in the bark of the stem, that run upwards from the root collar. Pupation external.

hostplants

Ranunculaceae, monophagous

Ranunculus acris, breyninus, bulbosus, repens.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

larva and uparium

unknown.

notes

Both in behaviour and morphology the species is so near Ph. ranunculi that possibly but a single species is involved (Warrington).

references

Bland (2001a), Buhr (1964a), Hering (1949a), Pakalniškis (1998a, 2004a), Spencer (1976a, 1990a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a), Warrington (2019c).

Last modified 18.viii.2019