Pegomya cunicularia (Rondani, 1866)
on Beta, etc.
Beta vulgaris, UK, Norfolk, Downham Market, 31.v.2020 © Rob Edmunds
mine, lighted from behind
puparium in the mine
The larva makes several full depth blotch mines.
Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2008).
distribution within Europe
From Scandinavia to the Canary Islands, and from the UK to Russia, but the known distributional area is strongly fragmented (Fauna Europaea, 2008).
Steyskal (1970a, as P. mixta) gives a detailed description. The most remarkable detail is the strongly enlarged basal tooth of the mandible.
Pegomya tristriata Stein, 1908; P. mixta Villeneuve, 1922.
Serious pest on spinach and beet crops (Michelsen & Baez, 1985a).
Hering (1927a), Michelsen (1980a), Michelsen & Baez (1985a), Steyskal (1970a), Suwa (1970a, 1974a).