Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Agromyza lucida

Agromyza lucida Hendel, 1920


Shallow upper-surface corridor, without full-depth sections, starting high in the leaf. Initially the corridor runs up, but soon it changes direction, quickly widening. In Deschampsia generally one mine per leaf, occupying its entire width; in Glyceria there mostly are several mines that merge in the end. Pupation outside the mine; the puparium often sticks to the leaf.

host plants

Poaceae, oligophagous

Cenchrus; Dactylis; Deschampsia cespitosa; Glyceria maxima.

Reports from “Agropyron”, Bromus, Holcus and Phragmites refer to other Agromyza species.


Larvae in June-July and September-October (Griffiths, 1963a).


BE recorded (Ellis: Han-sur-Lesse, Deschampsia cespitosa).

NE recorded (de Meijere, 1928a, 1939a).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

distribution within Europe

From Sweden and Finland to the Iberian Peninsula and Italy, and from the British Isles to the Baltic States, Poland and Austria (Fauna Europaea, 2007).



Black or dark brown (Karl, 1926a).


Agromyza airae Karl, 1926.


Beiger (1958a, 1965a, 1970a), Beri (1971c), Beuk (2002a), Buhr (1932a), Černý (2001a, 2007a, 2009a, 2011a), Černý, Barták & Vaněk (2009a), Černý & Merz (2007a), Černý & Vála (1999a), Černý, Vála & Barták (2001a), Griffiths (1963a), Hering (1955b), Karl (1926a), Martinez (1984a), de Meijere (1939a), Pakalniškis (1990a, 1993a), Papp & Černý (2015a), Robbins (1991a), Spencer (1957a, 1972a,b, 1976a), Süss (1999a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

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