pimpinellae Hendel, 1924
Hendel, 1924. Konowia 3: 140
Phytomyza pimpinellae Hendel, 1924; Hendel, 1935. Fliegen
palaearkt. Reg. 6(2): 454
Phytomyza pimpinellae Hendel, 1924; Spencer, 1972b. Handbk
ident. Br. Ins. 10(5g): 76 (figs 254-5), 80, 121
Phytomyza pimpinellae Hendel, 1924; Spencer, 1976. Fauna ent. Scand. 5(1): 468-9, fig. 823-825
Phytomyza pimpinellae Hendel, 1924; Spencer, 1990. Host
specialization in the World Agromyzidae (Diptera) :160, 169,
171 (figs 630-2), 177.
relatively short and broad upper linear-blotch surface mine (Spencer, 1972b: 76 (fig. 255), 80; Spencer,
1976: 468, 469 (Fig. 825)).
upper-surface blotch with conspicuous primary feeding lines. Frass
partly in pear strings. Pupation outside the mine (Spencer, 1954a)
- see Bladmineerders van Europa.
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.
The larva is described by de Meijere (1937);
anterior spiracles each with 3 bulbs (Bladmineerders van Europa).
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).
Black; posterior spiracles each with an ellipse of 12-19 bulbs Spencer,
Hosts in Great Britain & Ireland:
of year - mines: June.
of year - adults: Currently unknown.
in Great Britain & Ireland: Probably widespread, at least
in south. Middlesex (Mill Hill) (Spencer, 1972b: 80) and Warwickshire (Sutton Park and Sowe Hill) (Robbins,
elsewhere: Widespread in continental Europe including Germany
(Spencer, 1976: 574), Sweden
(Spencer, 1976: 468), The
Netherlands (Bladmineerders van Europa), Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic,
Latvia, Lithuania and Poland (Martinez in Fauna Europaea).
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