Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Agromyza mobilis

Agromyza mobilis Meigen, 1830


Long upper-surface corridor usually containing several larvae that graze shoulder to shoulder from the leaf tip downwards. Pupation outside the mine. Mines and larvae are indistinguishable from those of A. nigrella.

host plants

Poaceae, broadly oligophagous

Alopecurus pratensis; Arrhenatherum elatius; Avenula; Brachypodium sylvaticum; Briza; Bromopsis ramosa; Calamagrostis; Echinochloa crus-galli; Festuca; Holcus; Hordeum murinum, vulgare; Lolium; Milium effusum; Phalaris; Phleum pratense; Poa; Secale cereale, Triticum aestivum.

Because of confusion with A. nigrella many of these associations need confirmation. Spencer (1973b) accepts only Triticum as a host plant; Beiger (1989a, Poland): Hordeum, Secale, Triticum; Pakalniškis (2000a, Lithuania): Brachypodium, Echinochloa and Triticum.


Larvae in two generations: May-June, and August (Hering, 1957a).


BE recorded (Scheirs, De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus, 1996a).

NE recorded (de Meijere, 1924a, 1939a).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2007a).

distribution within Europe

From Scandinavia and Finland to the Iberian Peninsula, Italy and Serbia, and from the UK to the Baltic States and Hungary; Greece, China, Japan Černý & Merz, 2006a; Fauna Europaea, 2007).




Domomyza mobilis; van Frankenhuyzen, Houtman & Kabos (1982a) consider mobilis a synonym of A. ambigua.


Ahr (1966a), Andersen (2016a), Beiger (1958a, 1970a, 1979a, 1989a), Beuk (2002a), Černý (2001a, 2007a, 2009a, 2011a, 2012a, 2013a), Černý, Andrade, Gonçalves & von Tschirnhaus (2018a), Černý, Barták & Vaněk (2009a), Černý & Merz (2005a, 2006a, 2007a), Černý & Vála (1999a), Černý, Vála & Barták (2001a), Dursun, Civelek, Barták ao (2015a), van Frankenhuyzen, Houtman & Kabos (1982a), Griffiths (1963a), Hering (1955b, 1957a), Kabos (1971a), de Meijere (1924a, 1939a), Michna (1975a), Pakalniškis (1986a, 1990a, 1989a, 2000a), Papp & Černý (2015a), Robbins (1991a), Sasakawa (1961a), Scheirs, De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus (1996a, 1999a), Spencer (1953a, 1972a, 1976a), Süss (1982a), Venturi (1935b, det. de Meijere, 1936a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a), Withers (2007a).

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