Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phytomyza phillyreae puparium

Phillyrea latifolia, Greece, Lesbos, Agiásos; puparium in the opened mine

puparium dorsal

puparium ventral

front and rear end of the puparium

Buhr (1930a) and later authors describe the puparium as black. This does not apply to the material at hand. Possibly confusion has arisen by the frass with which the puparium is glued in de mine.

The cone-shaped frontal end of the puparium is very remarkable.

Last modified 21.ix.2018