Phytomyza thysselini Hendel, 1923
Selinum carvifolia, Belgium, prov. Namur, Baronville © Jean-Yves Baugnée
Selinum carvifolia, Belgium, prov. Namur, Roly, Vivi des bois © Stéphane Claerebout
lighted from behind
Upper-surface mine in the tip of a leaf segment. In principle a gallery, but quickly turning into a secondary blotch within the limited space of the leaf segment. The mine begins in the very tip of the segment, this initial section later becomes unrecognisable. Frass in fine granules. Pupatio0n outside the mine.
Larvae in June-July and August-September (Hering, 1957a).
BE recorded (Jean-Yves Baugnée, 2016).
NE recorded (de Meijere, 1924a).
LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).
distribution within Europe
From Sweden to the Alps, and from Britain to the Baltic States and Hungary (Fauna Europaea, 2008).
The larva is described by de Meijere (1926a). Rear spiraculum with about 22 papillae. However, in his description de Meijere has included material taken from plant species known now not to be within the host range of thysselini. His description must be used with caution therefore.
Phytomyza carvifoliae Hendel, 1924.
Beuk (1999a), Buhr (1932a, 1964a), Dreger & Myssura (2005a) , van Frankenhuyzen Houtman & Kabos (1982a), Hering (1955b, 1957a), Huber (1969a), Irwin (1985a), Kabos (1971a), Kvičala (1938a), de Meijere (1924a, 1926a, 1939a), Nowakowski (1954a), Pakalniškis (1986a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Sønderup (1949a), Spencer (1971b, 1976a), Starke (1942a), Surányi (1942a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).