Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Pegomya hyoscyami larva


Chenopodium, St. Pietersberg: “head”


mandible and front spiraculum


Atriplex, Amsterdam: mandible, vitrified in chloralphenol

Pegomya hyoscyami: cephalix skeleton of 3rd instar larva

cephalic skeleton of 3rd instar larva (from Dušek, 1970a).

The angle between the distal and the penultimate tooth of the mandible is quite sharp (d’Aguilar & Missonier, 1957a, 1962a); see also the drawing by Starý (1930a).

Last modified 14.iv.2018