Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Agromyza igniceps

Agromyza igniceps Hendel, 1920

Agromyza igniceps: mines on Humulus lupulus

Humulus lupulus, Germany: Xanthen

Agromyza igniceps: mines on Humulus lupulus

Humulus lupulus, Belgium, prov. Liège, Angleur © Jean-Yves Baugnée

Agromyza igniceps: mines on Humulus lupulus



Long, narrow, little widening corridor, often following a vein for a considerable distance. The thin leaves easily tear in here, also because the mine is relatively deep. Frass in two neat rows of grains along the sides. Pupation outside the mine; contrary to A. flaviceps on the same hostplant, the exit slit is in the upper epidermis.

host plants

Cannabaceae, monophagous

Humulus lupulus.


Larvae in May-early June and August-autummn (Hering, 1957a); typical spring species (Hering, 1963a).


BE found for the first time in 2010 by Leo Janssen: Niel-Walenhoek.

NE recorded (de Meijere 1924a).

LUX not observed (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

distribution within Europe

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



Agromyza humuli Hering, 1924.


At least in the Netherlands much less common than A. flaviceps, living on the same host plant.


Beiger (1955a, 1960a, 1965a, 1970a, 1979a, 1989a), Beuk (2002a), Buhr (1932a), Černý (2001a), Černý & Vála (1996a), Fazekas (2011a), van Frankenhuyzen & Houtman (1972a), van Frankenhuyzen, Houtman & Kabos (1982a), Guglya (2021a), Hering (1924b, 1955b, 1956a), Huber (1969a), Kabos (1971a), Kvičala (1938a), Maček (1999a), de Meijere (1924a, 1925a, 1939a), Michalska (1972a, 1976a, 2003a), Nowakowski (1954a), Papp & Černý (2015a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Sønderup (1949a), Spencer (1972a, 1976a), Stammer (2016a), Starke (1942a), Starý (1930a), Süss (1999a), Surányi (1942a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a), Zoerner (1969a).

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