Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phytomyza ferulae

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

Last modified 25.vii.2017