Phytomyza ferulae Hering, 1927

mine

Gallery that may entirely fill the narrow leaf filaments. Frass in isolated grains, or in heaps, not in strings. Pupation external; the puparium often sticks to the leaf. The mines look whitish at first, but soon dry and turn brown.

hostplants

Apiaceae, oligophagous

Daucus carota; Ferula communis, linkii; Foeniculum.

phenology

Larvae in March, April (Hering, 1957a).

distribution within Europe

Canary Islands, southern France, Spain, Menorca, Italy (Fauna Europaea, 2010); Istria (de Meijere, 1937a).

>larva

puparium

Shining black.

synonyms

Phytomyza umbelliferarum Hering, 1935; Ph. dauci Spencer, 1957.

notes

In the Mediterranean area a minor pest on carrot (Spencer, 1973b).

references

Buhr (1941b), Černý (2004a, 2011a, 2013a), Ci̇velek, Çikman & Dursun (2008a), Darvas, Skuhravá & Andersen (2000a), Dempewolf (2004a), Hering (1927a, 1957a,b), de Meijere (1937a), Spencer (1957f, 1967a, 1971b, 1973b, 1974a, 1990a).

28/04/2017

mod 25.vii.2017