Phytomyza chaerophylli

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Anthriscus sylvestris, Nieuwendam

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mandibles and frontal appendage; rear end

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front and rear spiraculum, lateral

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front and rear spiraculum, dorsal


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mouth field

The larva is described by Meijere (1926a, as anthrisci and as chaerophylli) and by Allen (1957b, as anthrisci, conopodii, tordylii). The larva bears on its “head” a finger-shaped frontal appendage. This organ is found in several agromyzid larvae; its function is not known. Front spiraculum bifid, with 10-12 papillae; rear spiraculum with 16-22 papillae in a rough ellipse.

Also Beri (1971e) presents a description of the larva; however, his material was taken from an “unidentified Compositae” making it obvvious that it was incorrectly identified.

24.iii.2008

mod 25.vii.2017