Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Agromyza nigripes larva


Glyceria fluitans, Bunderbos


“head” and rear end


front and rear spiraculum, lateral


front and rear spiracula, dorsal


mandbible and detail of the spinulation

The larva is described by Griffiths (1963a). The mandible has 4, not alternating, teeth. Rear spiracula (with 3 papillae) separated by 1.5-2 times their own diameter. No finely spinulose field behind the mandibles. For an Agromyza, the spinulation is weak and imcomplete.

De Meijere’s (1925a) description of the larva of nigripes clearly refers to A. hendeli. This probably also applied to the drawing in StarĂ½ (1930a).

Last modified 20.iii.2018