Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Agromyza lucida larva


Glyceria fluitans, Diemen: front and rear spiraculum, lateral


mandibles, rear spiracula, doorsal

The larva is described by de Meijere (1928a, as A. airae) and Griffiths (1963a). Mandible with 3 teeth, not alternating. Rear spiracula (with 3 papillae) separated by 1.5-2 times their own diameter.

The descriptions by de Meijere (1943a) of A. airae are lucida are erroneous (Grriffiths, 1963a).

Also Beri (1971c) describes the larva, basing himself on material from India. However, he depicts alternating mandibles. Moreover his figures show a vertical band of fine setulae over the mandibles.


Last modified 10.viii.2017