Krivosheina M.G.1, Ozerova N.A.2 2016. To the biology of celery fly Euleia heraclei (Linnaeus, 1758) (Diptera: Tephritidae) — pest of alien Apiaceae species in Moscow Region // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.25. No.2: 209–213 [in English].

1 A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninsky prospect 33, Moscow 119071, Russia. E-mail:

2 S.I. Vavilov Institute for the history of science and technology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Staropansky lane 1/5, Moscow 109012, Russia. E-mail:

KEY WORDS: Diptera, Tephritidae, larva, pest, Euleia heraclei, biology, ecology, global warming, natural conditions, Heracleum sosnowskyi.

ABSTRACT. Biology of celery fly Euleia heraclei (Linnaeus, 1758) (Diptera, Tephritidae) was studied in Moscow Region. In spring larvae damage leaves of Apiaceae plants of the second-year vegetation, in the end of summer and in autumn — leaves of young plants. In spite of the increase of the duration of warm season the fly develops in 2 generations under natural conditions. Serious injury caused by celery larvae is registered according to grown seedlings of Heracleum sosnowskyi Mandenova in autumn.

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