Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phytomyza seseleos

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

Last modified 28.vi.2017