aconiti Hendel, 1920
aconiti Hendel, 1920. Arch. Naturgesch. 84A(7)
Phytomyza aconiti Hendel, 1920; Hendel, 1934. Fliegen
palaearkt. Reg. 6(2): 329
Phytomyza aconiti Hendel, 1920; Spencer, 1972b. Handbk
ident. Br. Ins. 10(5g): 77, 118
Phytomyza aconiti Hendel, 1920; Spencer, 1976. Fauna
ent. Scand. 5(1): 364-6, figs 633-5
Phytomyza aconiti Hendel, 1920; Spencer, 1990. Host
specialization in the World Agromyzidae (Diptera) : 21, 26
(figs 58-9), 27, 50.
feeding communally, as many as six together, forming large blackish
blotch (Spencer, 1972b: 77).
greyish-brown, upper-surface blotch, mostly near the tip of a leaflet,
without a preceding corridor. Primary feeding lines conspicuous.
Several larvae share a mine. Pupation outside the mine. Exit slit
in upper epidermis (Pakalniskis, 2004a) - see also Bladmineerders van Europa.
The mine is illustrated in British Leafminers.
Larva: The larvae of flies are leg-less maggots without a head capsule (see examples). They never have thoracic or abdominal legs. They do not have chewing mouthparts, although they do have a characteristic cephalo-pharyngeal skeleton (see examples), usually visible internally through the body wall.
Puparium: The puparia of flies are formed within the hardened last larval skin or puparium and as a result sheaths enclosing head appendages, wings and legs are not visible externally (see examples).
Dark brown, somewhat elongate (Spencer, 1972b: 77).
Hosts in Great Britain & Ireland:
of year - mines: June-July.
of year - adults: Currently unknown.
in Great Britain & Ireland: Widespread in gardens. London
(Buckingham Palace Gardens), Surrey (Kew Gardens, Wisley RHS Gardens),
Hampshire (Ringwood), Suffolk (Newmarket) (Spencer, 1972b: 77) and Warwickshire (Coventry) (Robbins,
1991: 26); Easterness (VC96), Elgin and Surrey (NBN
NBN Grid Map:
elsewhere: Widespread in continental Europe, including Denmark, Sweden (Spencer,
1976: 366), The Netherlands (Bladmineerders van Europa), Germany (Spencer,
1976: 566), Czech Republic, French mainland and Poland (Martinez
in Fauna Europaea).
recorded in the eastern U.S.A. and Canada (Quebec) (Spencer,
NBN Interactive Grid Maps of known host species:
British and Irish Parasitoids in Britain and elsewhere:
crassiscapus (Thomson, 1878)
viridis (Nees, 1934)
circulus (Walker, 1833) [Not in UCD, see Yu, 2012]
stylata Förster, 1862
aquilegiae Marshall, 1896
delphinii Griffiths, 1967
|Dacnusa fasciata Stelfox, 1954
braconius Haliday, 1833