Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Agromyza prespana

Agromyza prespana Spencer, 1957

Diptera, Agromyzidae


broad blotch, descending from the leaf tip.


Poaceae, monophagous

Triticum aestivum.


Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

distribution within Europe

From Sweden tot France and Macedonia; and from the UK to Poland (Fauna Europaea, 2007). Described from Macedonia (Spencer, 1957b).


The larva is described by Griffiths (1963a). Rrar spiracula widely separated; m andibles with 2 teeth. Behind the mandibles there is no spinulose field, which places the species in Griffiths’s A. nigripes group, which includes among others A. albipennis and phragmitidis.


Griffiths (1963a) considers “Agromyza b” in Hering (1953a) to represent prespana, but Darvas & Papp (1985a) believe it rather concerns intermittens.


Beiger (1979a), Černý (2001a, 2011a), Černý & Merz (2006a, 2007a), Černý & Vála (1999a), Černý, Vála & Barták (2001a), Ci̇velek, Çikman & Dursun (2008a), Darvas & Papp (1985a), Deeming (1995a), Griffiths (1963a), Papp & Černý (2015a), Spencer (1957b, 1976a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).


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