Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Drosophilidae

Drosophilidae

A few species live as polyphagous leafminers. Oviposition occurs through an ovipositor. Like in Agromyzidae the ovipositor may also be used to make feeding punctures (Hendel, 1928a). The posterior spiracula of the larvae are very characteristic.

references

Hendel (1928a); Okada (1968a).

29/11/2014

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