Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Agromyza felleri

Agromyza felleri Hering, 1941


Primary blotch without a preceding corridor. Oviposition in the tip of a leaflet, mostly leading to a red colouration of the distal half. The blotch is upper-surface with a few full depth patches, making it look spotty in transparency. Frass in groups of grains. Pupation outside the mine.

host plants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Vicia sepium.


Larvae in July (Hering, 1957a).


BE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

NE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

distribution within Europe

From Scandinavia to the Iberian Peninsula and Italy, and from the UK to Poland and Lithuania (Fauna Europaea, 2007).


Agromyza rubiginosa Griffiths, 1955 is a possible synonym.


Material, collected in Belgium (La Calamine), was initially identified by me as felleri, and published on this site. An inspection of the larvae of this material (and later samples from the Netherlands) made me change my mind and identify it now as A. viciae.


Andersen & Jonassen (1994a), Černý (2007a, 2011a), Černý & Vála (1999a), Černý, Vála & Barták (2001a), Ci̇velek, Çikman & Dursun (2008a), Hering (1941a, 1957a), Pakalnsikis (1988), Papp & Černý (2015a), Spencer (1971a, 1972a, 1976a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

Last modified 6.ii.2019