A preliminary study on biology of Liriomyza sativae.
Laboratory studies showed that Liriomyza sativae had 13-14 generations each year. In field studies conducted in Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China, larvae overwintered on broad beans [faba beans], and tomatoes and eggplants [aubergines] in sheltered areas. Pupae began diapause in mid-November which lasted for ∼ 110 days. Faba beans, Chinese cabbages, lettuces, aubergines and melons were the main food plants during the summer. The starting temperature for the growth of L. sativae was 7.53°C.