Phytomyza cineracea Hendel, 1920

on Ranunculus

parasite

The larva lives as a borer in the pith of the stem.

hostplants

Ranunculaceae, monophagous

Ranunculus aconitifolius, acris, breyninus, lanuginosus, polyanthemos subsp. nemorosus, repens.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

puparium

Described by de Meijere (1928a). Rear spiraculum with ± 20 papillae.

synonyms

The species is closely related, according to Spencer conspecific, with Phytomyza nigritula.
According to Černý ao (2018a) the biology of this species is not known!

references

Buhr (1964a), Černý (2013a), Černý, Andrade, Gonçalves & von Tschirnhaus (2018a), de Meijere (1928a, 1939a), Sasakawa (1961a), Spencer (1954a, 1976a, 1990a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

mod 15.xii.2018