Phytomyza libanotidis Hering, 1928

Diptera, Agromyzidae

Phytomyza libanotidis: mine on Seseli libanotis

Seseli libanotis, Belgium, prov. Namur, Dinant © Jean-Yves Baugnée

mine

The mine begins as a narrow corridor along the leaf margin, usually running around a leaf segment. Then follows a deep, therefore quite transparant, upper-surface corridor. Frass at first in two rows of grains, further on in more irregular, coarser grains. Pupation outside the mine; exit slit in upper epidermis.

hostplants

Apiaceae, monophagous

Seseli libanotis.

phenology

Larvae in June (Hering, 1957a), own observations also in September.

BENELUX

BE observed by Jean-Yves Baugnée, October 2013.

NE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

LUX recorded (Ellis: Kautenbach).

distribution within Europe

Norway, Germany, Poland and Lithuania (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

larva

Rear spiraculum with about 20 papillae.

puparium

Black (Spencer, 1976a).

references

Beiger (1960a, 1965a), Buhr (1932a), Hering (1928b, 1957a), Spencer (1976a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

26/11/2014

mod 28.vi.2017