Phytomyza pulmonariae Nowakowski, 1959

Diptera, Agromyzidae

mine

Short corridor, continued in, and overrun by, a rather small blotch. Mine at the leaf margin, generally in the leaf tip. Pupation inside the mine. Nowakowski (1959a) writes that the larvae live communally, but Hering (1963a) and Beiger (1975a) describe them as solitary.

hostplants

Boraginaceae, oligophagous

Pulmonaria angustifolia, obscura, officinalis; Symphytum officinale, ottomanum, tuberosum.

BENELUX

Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

Germany, Poland, Moldova (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

Mesothorax usually with a high dorsal hump; front spiraculum with 10 papillae, the two-horned rear spiraculum with 11-14 papillae.

references

Beiger (1960a, 1975a, 1979a), Griffiths (1975a), Hering (1963a), Nowakowski (1959a), Popescu-Gorj & Drăghia (1968a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

9.iii.2009

mod 28.vi.2017