Phytomyza wahlgreni Rydén, 1944

mine

The larva lives in a corridor of just a few cm long within the midrib. The leaf is stunted and the midrib is strongy swollen, like galled. In the end the mine turns red. Pupation within the mine, near a previously made exit in the upper surface of the mine.

hostplants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Taraxacum officinale

phenology

Larvae in April-May (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

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

distribution within Europe

From Scandinavia and Finland to the Pyrenees and Italy, and from Ireland to Poland (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

synonyms

Phytomyza taraxacocecis Hering, 1949.

references

Andersen (2013a), Andersen & Jonassen (1994a), Buhr (1955a, 1965a), Černý (2001a), Černý & Merz (2006a, 2007a), Černý & Vála (1999a), Černý, Vála & Barták (2001a), Corbet (2004a), Griffiths (1964a), Hering (1949b, 1957a), Pakalniškis (1990a, 1998a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Spencer (1972a, 1976a), Spooner & Bowdrey (2012a), Süss (1992a), von Tschirnhaus (1969b, 1999a), Zlobin (1986b).

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