Phytomyza melana Hendel, 1920

mine

A short, narrow, upper-surface corridor, starting the in the centre of the leaf, that suddenly widens strongly. The widened corridor loosely follows the leaf margin. Frass in irregularly scattered black granules. Primary feeding lines conspicuous. Pupation outside the mine; according to Allen (1956a) the exit slit is in the upper epidermis.

host plants

Apiaceae, monophagous

Pimpinella major, saxifraga.

phenology

Larvae in May-June (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

Niet bekend uit de Benelux-landen (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

distribution within Europe

UK, Germany, Poland, Austria (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

larva

Described by Allen (1957b); rear spiraculum with about 13 papillae; no frontal appendage.

puparium

De Meijere (1926a).

synonyms

Phytomyza obscuripes Hering, 1927.

references

Allen (1956a, 1957b), Andersen (2013a), Beiger (1955a), Černý & Bächli (2018a), Csóka (2003a), Dreger & Myssura (2005a), Griffiths (1957a), Haase (1942a), Hartig (1939a), Hering (1927b, 1955b, 1957a, 1961a), Huber (1969a), de Meijere (1926a), Robbins (1991a), Spencer (1954b, 1972a, 1976a), Starke (1942a), Surányi (1942a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

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