Horidiplosis ficifolii Harris, 2003

Diptera, Cecidomyiidae

mine

small, irregular blotch mines, usually several in a leaf. Young mines are pale green, but soon they turn brownish black. The solitary larva leaves the mine for pupation; the round, upper-surface exit opening is conspicuous.

hostplants

Moraceae, oligophagous

Ficus benjamina, microcarpa.

BENELUX

BE to be expected.

NE observed (Harris & de Goffau, 2003a).

LUX to be expected.

distribution within Europe

Observed in the Netherlands, Denmark, the UK and Czechia on plant material that was imported from China and Taiwan. In Sicily found in a park situation.

larva

young larvae are whitish; full grown they are orange red to orange-rose.

references

Beránek & Šafránkováj (2010a), Harris & de Goffau (2003a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Massa (2007a).

27/07/2015

mod 27.vi.2018