Phytomyza novitzkyi Hering, 1958

on Clematis

parasite

The larva makes a 2-3 cm lang gallery in the stem, mainly as a borer. Oviposition in a leaf axil. Locally de stem swells into a gall. Pupation probably external.

hostplants

Ranunculaceae, monophagous

Clematis recta.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

larva

The larva is described by Hering (1958a).
Phytomyza novitzkyi: larval spiracula

front spiracula (top) and hind spiracula (from Hering, 1958a)

references

Hering (1958a), Spencer (1990a), Süss (1999a).

mod 20.iii.2018