Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phytomyza pieninica

Phytomyza pieninica Nowakowski, 1963

mine

Upper surface corridor; the first part is rather straight, and often follows the leaf margin. The second part is strongly wound, intestine-like, and forms a secondary blotch. Frass in coarse, irregularly dispersed, widely separated grains. Pupation in the mine, in a lower-surface pupal chamber; the front spiracula of the puparium penetrate the lower epidermis.

host plants

Asteraceae, narrowly monophagous

Aster alpinus.

phenology

Occupied mines were found in late summer.

distribution within Europe

Poland, (Fauna Europaea, 2009); Pieniny Mountains.

larva

Mandibles two-teethed, alternating. No frontal appendage. Front spiraculum bud-shaped, with 9 papillae; rear spiraculum with c. 15 papillae in an ellipse.

puparium

Light brown, smooth and shining, c. 2.3 mm long.

references

Griffiths (1976c), Nowakowski (1963a), Michalska, Myssura & Walczak (2010a).

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