Phytomyza seseleos Hering, 1957

Diptera, Agromyzidae

mine

Quite shallow, therefore greenish, corridor mine. Frass initially in pearl chains, later in coarse grains. Pupation outside the mine; exit slit in lower epidermis.

hostplants

Apiaceae, monophagous

Seseli libanotis.

phenology

Larvae in July-August (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

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

distribution within Europe

Germany (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

larva

Frontal appendage present. Front spiraculum with 9-11, rear spiraculum with 14-15 papillae. Mandibles with only one tooth. (The mandibles differ in size, causing one tooth to be slightly shifted with respect to the other; seen from the side this may give the appearance of two teeth!)

references

Hering (1957), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

17.x.2008

mod 28.vi.2017