Phytomyza diversicornis Hendel, 1927

on Pedicularis

parasite

The larva lies as a borer in the pith of the stem; found by Bland also in the wall of te ovary. Pupation generally internal.

hostplants

Orobanchaceae, monophagous

Pedicularis palustris, sylvatica.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

puparium

Yellowish brown, strongly shining. Posterior spiracula with a strong central spine, surrounded by a large number of papillae,
Phytomyza diversicornis: puparium

puparium and posterior spiraculum (from de Meijere, 1943a).

references

Bland (1999a, 2009a), Hering (1949d), de Meijere (1943a, 1950a), Pakalniškis (1998a), Spencer (1976a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

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