Phytomyza veronicicola Hering, 1925

Diptera, Agromyzidae

mine

Upper-surface corridor, without association with the leaf margin. First part of the mine more or less straight. The following part consists of a densely wound corridor, often forming a secondary blotch. The final section again is more or less straight, and ends upon a pupal chamber. Frass in discrete grains or pearl chains.

hostplants

Plantaginaceae, monophagous

Veronica chamaedrys, montana, officinalis, spicata.

phenology

Larvae in May and October (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

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

distribution within Europe

From Germany to the Baltic States and Czechia (Fauna Europaea, 2008); Slovenia (Maček, 1999a); Switzerland (Černý & Merz, 2007a).

larva

Starý (1930a), de Meijere (1937a).

puparium

See de Meijere (1941a). Pupparium without a dark length band, otherwise strongly resembling the one of Ph. crassiseta.

references

Černý (2001a), Černý & Merz (2005a, 2007a), Černý & Vála (1996a), Černý, Vála & Barták (2001a), Hering (1925b, 1931-32f, 1957a), Maček (1999a), de Meijere (1941a), Pakalniškis (1993a), Starý (1930a), Surányi (1942a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

22/10/2014

mod 17.vii.2017