Phytomyza enigmoides Hering, 1937

on Ranunculus

parasite

The larva initially mines in the bark of the stem, but later lives as a borer in the deeper tissues; there also the puparium

hostplants

Ranunculaceae, monophagous

Ranunculus cassubicus.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

puparium

The puparium strongly resembles the one of Ph. evanescens.

synonyms

Phytomyza enigma Hering, 1936 nec Malloch, 1934.

references

Černý (2009a), Hering (1936c, 1937c), Pakalniškis (1998c, 2004a), Spencer (1954a, 1972a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

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