Xeniomyza ilicitensis de Meijere, 1934

Diptera, Agromyzidae

mine

Very narrow gallery, especially its first part strongly spiralled, not longer than 1 mm. The larva can migrate to another leaf by way of the rind of the stem. Frass in indistinct grains. Pupation external.

hostplants

Amaranthaceae, oligophagous

Salicornia; Suaeda maritima, vera.

phenology

Larvae from May to September (Hering (1957a).

distribution within Europe

Spain (Fauna Europaea, 2010); according to Hering (1957a) also southern France.

larva

Described by de Meijere (1934a); rear spiraculum with 7-9 papillae.

puparium

C. 1 mm, brownish yellow to reddish brown.

references

Buhr (1941b), Hering (1936b, 1957a), de Meijere (1934a), Nowakowski (1960b). Papp & Černý (2016a).

29/03/2017

mod 28.vi.2017