Phytomyza sedi Kaltenbach, 1869

Phytomyza sedi

Sedum rupestre, België, Luik © Jean-Yves Baugnée

Phytomyza sedi

larva, dissected out

Phytomyza sedi

imago

mine

Brownish lower surface blotch. The leaves finally are completely eaten out and turn whitish. Pupation within the mine; the pupaprium mostly is located in the leaf tip.

host plants

Crassulaceae, monophagous

Sedum album, rupestre.

Records from Sedum acre, by Hering (1957a) and others almost certainly are incorrect (Griffiths, 1976a).

phenology

Larvae in June and August (Hering, 1957a); however, the pictures above were made in April.

BENELUX

Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2008), but see the pictures above.

distribution within Europe

From Germany to Spain, and in Serbia (Fauna Europaea, 2008); also Switzerland (Černý & Merz, 2007a) and Britain (Gibbs, 2007a).

larva

The larva is described by Griffiths (1976a), who points out that the earlier description by Hering (1954a) is erroneous.

synonyms

Phytomyza catalaunica Spencer, 1960.

references

Černý (2007a), Černý, Andrade, Gonçalves & von Tschirnhaus (2018a), Černý & Merz (2005a, 2007a), Gibbs (2007a), Gil Ortiz (2009a), Griffiths (1976a), Hering (1954a, 1957a), Spencer (1960a, 1972b), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

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