Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phytomyza glechomae larva

larva

Glechoma hederacea, Nederhorst den Berg

kopkont

cephalic sakeleton, rear end

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front and rear spiracula, dorsal; both are bifid. The arms of the rear spiraculum strongly differ in size.

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detail of the spinulation, and rear spiraculum

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mandibles (2 teeth, alternating) and mouth field

Below the front and rear spiracula of two larva from one sample, to demonstrate the strong sclerotisation that occurs shortly before pupation.

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Glechoma hederacea, Amsterdam: normal sclerotisation

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shortly before pupation

The larva is described by de Meijere (1926a).

Last modified 23.iii.2018