Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Agromyza flavipennis

Agromyza flavipennis Hendel, 1920

Agromyza flavipennis: mine on Lamium album

Lamium album, Belgium, prov. Luxembourg, Étalle © Daan Dekeukeleire & Jonas Mortelmans


Upper-surface, yet rather deep, therefore quite transparent, blotch, always along the leaf margin, generally in the distal half of the leaf. The blotch is preceded by a short and broad corridor, most of the time overrun later. Four up to eight larvae may co-occur in a leaf. Pupation outside the mine, exit slit in lower epidermis.

host plants

Lamiaceae, monophagous

Lamium album, galeobdolon, maculatum, purpureum.

Found once on Glechoma hederacea (Robbins, 1991a, UK).


Larvae in May-early June, in a single generation (van Frankenhuyzen & Freriks, 1969b).


BE recorded (Mortelmans ao, 2014a).

NE recorded (de Meijere, 1924a).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

distribution within Europe

From Scandinavia to France, and from the UK to Poland (Fauna Europaea, 2007).


de Meijere (1925a, 1943a).


Phytomyza flavipennis: van Frankenhuyzen & Freriks (1969b).


Beiger (1960a, 1970a, 1979a), Beuk (2002a), Černý (2001a, 2011a), Černý & Merz (2006a), Černý & Vála (1996a, 1999a), Černý, Vála & Barták (2001a), Chałańska, Łabanowski & Soika (2006a), Ci̇velek, Çikman & Dursun (2008a), van Frankenhuyzen & Freriks (1969b), van Frankenhuyzen Houtman & Kabos (1982a), Hering (1955b, 1957a), Huber (1969a), Kabos (1971a), Maček (1999a), Martinez (1984a), de Meijere (1924a, 1939a), Mortelmans, Boeraeve, Tamsyn, Proesmans & Dekeukeleire (2014a), Nowakowski (1954a), Pakalniškis (1993a), Papp & Černý (2015a), Robbins (1991a), Spencer (1954a, 1972a, 1974a, 1976a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

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