Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Pegomya lucidae

Pegomya lucidae Michelsen, 1988

Diptera, Anthomyiidae

on Euphorbia

gall

up to 15 eggs are deposited on the shoot tip, between the youngest leaves. The larvae descend as borers into the stem and may cause a weak swelling of the above or below ground parts; pupation in the lower part of the tunnel.

hostplants

Euphorbiaceaae, narrowly monophagous

Euphorbia lucida.

references

Gassmann (1989a), Michelsen (1988a).

13/04/2014

Last modified 28.vi.2017