Megaselia praeacuta (Schmitz, 1919)

mine

although this represents the first occasion of a mining behaviour in the family Phoridae, neither the larva nor the gall is described. A substandard photo shows a slowly widening gallery that regularly crosses itself; the frass seems te form a central line.

hostplants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Cicer arietinum.

BENELUX

BE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2015)

NE recorded

LUX not recorded

distribution within Europe

From the Netherlands, Germany and Poland to France, Italy, and Macedonia (Fauna Europaea, 2015).

synonyms

Megaselia arietina Disney, 1991.

references

Čakar & Disney (1991a).

03/09/2015

mod 9.viii.2017