Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Agromyza johannae larva


Cytisus scoparius, Susteren


front and rear spiraculum, lateral

The golden larva is described by Allen (1958a), Dempewolf (2001a) and de Meijere (1925a).

On Genista, johannae (rarely) occurs, together with A. pulla. The mines cannot be told apart. To judge by de Meijere’s drawing of the mandible in johannae the distal tooth stands off in a right angle; this perhaps could separate the larve from that of A. pulla, that is depicted by de Meijere (1937a, as A. genistae) with a clearly recurved distal tooth. It remains to be seen if this character is constant; morever, the drawing of pulla was based on a second instar larva.


Last modified 10.viii.2017