Insecta, Diptera, Tephritidae .
Description, Biology, Life Cycle, Damage, Common Names, Images
- This fly is dependent on celery and certain other Umbelliferae.
- Adult: the first generation appears in May. The female lays a maximum of 150 eggs on the leaves from which the larvae develop. The following generation appears in June.
- Larva: development takes 25 to 30 days. Several mine the same leaf and several in the same mine. During major attacks, they form galleries in the petioles.
- Pupa: usually hibernates in the ground at a depth of 8 to 10 cm and more rarely, in the leaf (*) .
-Two generations per annum. The first flies appear in May, the second generation occurs in July.
-The leaves are covered in mines; collective mines appear as a large white mark. The frass is clearly visible through the two transparent leaf epidermis (*) . The leaves appear burnt and dried-up (*) . Deprived of a large area of leaf, the celery produces a sickly bulb.
Europe and Asia Minor.
DE: Selleriefliege ES: Mosca del apio FR: Mouche du cÚlÚri IT: Mosca del sedano PT: Mosca do aipo GB: Celery fly
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