Phytomyza farfarae Hendel, 1935
Tussilago © György Csóka
Corridor, up to 20 cm long, and just 1 mm wide. The mine is interparenchymatous, therefore yellow in colour. The first part of the mine often stellate; later parts often follow a thick vein for a considerable length. Frass in pearl chains. Pupation within the mine; the front spiracula penetrate the epidermis (de Meijere, 1938a).
Asteraceae, narrowly oligophagous
Larvae in June and August (Hering, 1957a).
Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2008).
distribution within Europe
From Germany and Poland to Italy and Bulgaria (Fauna Europaea, 2008); also Slovenia (Maček, 1999a).
De Meijere (1938a, 1941a), Griffiths (1972b).
Beiger (1955a, 1979a), Buhr (1941b), Černý, Vála & Barták (2001a), Csóka (2003a), Dreger & Myssura (2005a), Griffiths (1972b), Hering (1957a), Huber (1969a), Maček (1999a), de Meijere (1938a, 1941a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Spencer (1976a), Surányi (1942a), von Tschirnhaus ( 1999a), Ureche (2010a).