Phytomyza palionisi Pakalniškis, 1998
mine (from Pakalniškis (1998b)
Very irregular, eventually rahter broad upper-surface corridor. Frass grains in indistinct groups, not clearly in two rows. Pupation within the mine; the puparium touches the lower epidermis.
Ranunculaceae, narrowly monophagous
Larvae and puparia were seen in early August.
distribution within Europe
Lithuania (Fauna Europaea, 2010).
Brown, spiracula black. The drawing (from Pakalniškis, 1998b) shows the rear spiracula: they are placed on top of two remarkably high conical bases, that touch each other at their base. Each spiraculum is asymmetrically two-armed, one of the arms projecting like a spine.
Pakalniškis (1998b, 2004a).