eupatorii Spencer, 1957
Spencer, 1957e. Proc. R. ent. Soc. Lond. (B) 26:
Melanagromyza eupatorii Spencer, 1957e; Spencer, 1972b. Handbk
ident. Br. Ins. 10(5g): 20 (figs 30-32),
21, 112, 113, 114
Melanagromyza eupatorii Spencer, 1957e; Spencer, 1990.
Host specialization in the World Agromyzidae (Diptera)
: 270, 273, 285, 286 (fig. 1090), 289.
Larva an internal stem-borer. Pupation internal (Spencer, 1972b: 21).
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).
Posterior spiracles separated by their own diameter, each with a
ring of 10-12 clearly-defined bulbs around a central horn (Spencer, 1972b: 20 (fig. 32), 21).
Hosts in Great Britain & Ireland:
of year - larvae: Currently unknown.
of year - adults: Currently unknown.
in Great Britain & Ireland: Cambridge (Chippenham Fen) and
Huntingdonshire (Woodwalton Fen) (Spencer, 1972b: 21). South-west Yorkshire (NBN Gateway).
elsewhere: Europe (Spencer,
1990) including Czech Republic, French mainland, Germany, Lithuania,
Poland and Slovakia (Martinez in Fauna Europaea).
NBN Atlas links to known host species:
British and Irish Parasitoids in Britain and elsewhere: