Phytomyza cinerea Hendel, 1920

Diptera, Agromyzidae

mine

Greenish, later brownish, upper-surface blotch in the tip of a leaf segment, without a trace of an initial corridor. Often several larvae share a mine. No secondary feeding lines. Frass in numerous blackish green granules that are irregularly scattered. Pupation within the mine, puparia loose in the mine.

hostplants

Asteraceae, narrowly monophagous

Centaurea scabiosa.

phenology

Larvae in July and September (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

distribution within Europe

UK, Germany, Spain (Fauna Europaea, 2008); perhaps also Lapland (Rydén, 1951b; Spencer, 1976a).

larva

Rear spiraculum with 12 papillae (Hering, 1957a).

puparium

Reddish brown; described by de Meijere (1926a).

references

Hering (1936b, 1956a, 1957a), Huber (1969a), Kvičala (1938a), de Meijere (1926a), Robbins (1991a), Rydén (1951b), Skala (1951a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Spencer (1954b, 1972a, 1976a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

18/12/2011

mod 28.vi.2017