Ctenosciara hyalipennis (Meigen, 1804)

Diptera, Sciaridae

mine

Small, full-depth mine, sometimes strongly branched and corridor-like, more blotchy at other occasions. As a rule a number of mines in a leaf. A larva makes several mines. Pupation external.

hostplants

“Very polyphagous”

Ranunculus.

Although Hering describes the speies as very polyphagous, it is discussed and keyed out only in connection with Buttercup.

phenology

Larvae from September to November (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

BE recorded (Gosseries, 1991e).

NE recorded (Menzel 2002a).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

From Fennoscandia to the Pyrenees, Italy, and Albania, and from Ireland to Bulgaria (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

larva

Slender, whitish-hyaline, without feet, head well-chitinised.

synonyms

Leptosciara annulata (Meigen, 1813), L.autumnata (Winnerz, 1867).

references

Gosseries (1991a), Hering (1957a), Menzel (2002a), Robbins (1991a).

11/07/2010

mod 28.vi.2017