Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phorbia fumigata

Phorbia fumigata (Meigen, 1826)

spring fly

on grasses, incl. cereals

parasite

The larvae bore in a culm, causing it to die.

hostplants

Poaceae, oligophagous

Bromopsis inermis; Elytrigia repens; Hordeum; Phleum nodosum; Secale; Triticale.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

egg, larva, puparium

all stages are described and illustrated by Dušek en Sol:

Phorbia fumigata: cephalic skeletons of 3rd instar larvae

cephalic skeletons of two 3rd instar larvae

Phorbia fumigata: puparia

puparia

synonyms

Phorbia securis Tiensuu, 1935.

references

Dušek (1970a), Grichanov & Ovsyannikova In: Afonin, Greene, Dzyubenko & Frolov (2018), Koçak & Özdemir (2004a), Maarouf, Chemseddine & Ramdani (1996a), Sol (1974a).

Last modified 17.iv.2024