Phytomyza nepetae Hendel, 1922
The mine begins as a fine epidermal lower-surface corridor. This changes into an upper-surface or interparenchymatous corridor. In most cases the corridor makes such closed loops that, except for its first and terminal section, it turns into a secondary blotch. Frass partly in grains, partly in pearl chains. Pupation outside the mine.
Larvae in May-August (Hering, 1957a).
Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2008).
distribution within Europe
Denmark, Germany, Poland, France (Fauna Europaea, 2008); also Dalmatia (Hering, 1967a).
Described by Nowakowski (1959a) and Hering (1967a).
anterior and posterior spiracula (from Nowakowski, 1962b)
Beiger (1975a, 1979a), Buhr (1932a, 1964a), Dreger & Myssura (2005a), Hering (1957a, 1963a, 1967a), Iwasaki (1997b), Nowakowski (1959a, 1962b), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Spencer (1976a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).