Phytomyza facialis Kaltenbach, 1872

Diptera, Agromyzidae

mine

Long, narrow, upper-surface corridor, that starts near the leaf base, runs upwards to the leaf tip, turns and runs back; only near the end the corridor widens somewhat. Frass in the narrow part of the mine in a very narrow continuous central line. Pupation outside the mine.

hostplants

Apiaceae, monophagous

Bupleurum falcatum, longifolium, ranunculoides.

phenology

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

BENELUX

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

distribution within Europe

Germany, Poland, Czechia, and France (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

larva

The larva is described by de Meijere (1928a). (The description of Ph. facialis by de Meijere [1926a] actually refers to Ph. elsae Hendel).

synonyms

Phytomyza inulicola Hering, 1936.

notes

The specific name is spelled fascialis in the Fauna Europaea.

references

Beiger (1979b), Černý & Vála (1996a, 1999a), Hering (1924b, 1936c, 1957a, 1961a), Huber (1969a), de Meijere (1926a, 1928a), Sasakawa (1961a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Starý (1930a), Surányi (1942a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

20/10/2014

mod 18.vii.2017