Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phytomyza spinaciae larva

Phytomyza spinaciae

Phytomyza spinaciae larva

Cirsium arvense, Amsterdam-Noord

Phytomyza spinaciae larvaPhytomyza spinaciae larva

front and rear spiraculum, lateral

Phytomyza spinaciae larvaPhytomyza spinaciae larva

front and rear spiraculum, dorsal

Phytomyza spinaciae larvaPhytomyza spinaciae larva

cephalic skeleton, mandibles


Phytomyza spinaciae larva

mouth field with frontal appendage

The larva is described by de Meijere (1926a, 1934a). The larva has un unusual outline, with ventrally strongly protruding thoracic segments (“double chins”) and a cone-shaped rear end. There is a weakly developed frontal appendage.

18.x.2008

Last modified 25.vii.2017