Phytomyza phellandrii Hering 1955

mine

The mine begins as a lower-surface corridor in the centre of a leaf segment. It becomes upper-surface later and finally occupies the entire segment. Frass in the initial corridor in a few, irregularly distributed grains that may liquify greenish. In the upper-surface part of the mine the frass lies in elongated groups of grains, that sometimes form strings. Pupation outside the mine.

hostplants

Apiaceae, monophagous

Oenanthe aquatica.

phenology

Larvae have been found in September, but possibly this was a second generation (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

distribution within Europe

Germany and Poland (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

larva

notes

The year of publication is 1955, not 1957, as given by von Tschirnhaus (1999a) and the Fauna Europaea (2008).

The larva has been described also by Beri (1971e), but based on material taken from an Asteraceae.

references

Beri (1971e), Hering (1955a, 1957a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

21/12/2011

mod 25.vii.2017