Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Agromyza luteitarsis

Agromyza luteitarsis (Rondani, 1875)


Blotch, near the leaf tip, containing one or two larvae; pupation outside the mine.


Poaceae, narrowly oligophagous

Hordeum vulgare; Secale cereale; Triticum aestivum.


Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

distribution within Europe

From Sweden and Finland tot the Iberian Peninsula and from the UK to the Baltic States and Serbia (Fauna Europaea, 2007).


Described by Darvas, Skuhravá & Andersen (2000a): mandible with 2 teeth; front spiraculum with 8, rear spiraculum with 3 papillae. The papillae of the rear spiraculum are elongated and S-shaped, like in cinerascens and intermittens (d’Aguilar, Chambon & Touber, 1976a).


Anterior segments black, posterior ones brown (d’Aguilar, Chambon & Touber, 1976a).


Agromyza articulata (Rondani, 1875).


Hering (1957a) never mentions this species. Closely related with A. intermittens, and possibly the two are synomymous (Dempewolf, 2004a); in that case luteitarsis would be the valid name. Sometimes a pest on cereals.


Andersen (2016a), Andersen & Jonassen (1994a), Černý & Vála (1996a, 1999a), Černý, Vála & Barták (2001a), Cole (1998a), Dempewolf (2004a), Gallo (1996a), Griffiths (1963a), Pakalniškis (1998a), Papp & Černý (2015a), Spencer (1976a, 1990a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

Last modified 10.iii.2018