Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Agromyza bicophaga

Agromyza bicophaga Hering, 1925


Large blotch, preceded by a corridor that meticulously follows the leaf margin. Blotch clearly upper-surface, nowhere mined out deeper than the corridor, and equally transparent. The blotch is not oriented on the midrib. Frass in the corridor in short streaks along the sides, in the blotch as small grains that partly may be deliquescent. Pupation outside the mine.

host plants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Vicia cracca, dumetorum, grandiflora, hirsuta, pisiformis, sativa & subsp. nigra, sepium, sylvatica, tenuifolia, tetrasperma, villosa.


Larvae in June (Hering, 1957a).


BE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

NE recorded (de Meijere, 1939a).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

distribution within Europe

From Sweden to France, and from the UK to Poland; also Sardinia (Fauna Europaea, 2007).


De Meijere (1926a, 1938a).


Amsel & Hering (1933a); Beiger (1960a), Beuk (2002a), Buhr (1932a, 1964a), Černý, Vála & Barták (2001a), Haase (1942a), Hering (1925a, 1957a), Huber (1969a), Kabos (1971a), Kvičala (1938a), Maček (1999a), de Meijere (1926a, 1939a), Nowakowski (1954a), Papp & Černý (2015a), Robbins (1991a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Sønderup (1949a), Spencer (1959a, 1971b, 1972a), Starý (1930a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

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