Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Agromyza spiraeoidearum

Agromyza spiraeoidearum Hering, 1954


Spiraea x vanhouttei, Nunspeet


Upper-surface corridor, relatively short and broad, irregular in shape, strongly widened in the end. Frass in isolated, angular grains, gradually larger in size. Secondary feeding lines visible in fresh mines. Pupation outside the mine.


Rosaceae, narrowly oligophagous

Aruncus dioicus; Spiraea x bumalda, chamaedryfolia, media, salicifolia, x vanhouttei.

van Frankenhuyzen & Houtman (1972a) mention also Astilbe. However, because this genus belongs to a widely different plant family (Saxifragaceae), this is an unlikely relation.


Larvae from June to August, sometimes as late as September (Hering, 1957a).


BE recorded (Mortelmans ao, 2014a).

NE recorded de Meijere. 1924a, as A. spiraeae).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

distribution within Europe

From Scandinavia to Germany and Poland (Fauna Europaea, 2007).




Agromyza spiraeoidearum arunci Hering, 1954.


Hering (in Spencer, 1968a) points out that A. spiraeoidearum lives only on Aruncus and Spiraea (Rosaceae, subfamily Amygdaloideae), while A. idaeiana, with strongly similar mines, lives on a range of genera in the Rosaceae subfamily Rosoideae.

References in the older literature (and also Frankenhuyzen Houtman & Kabos, 1982a) to A. spiraeae Kaltenbach on Spiraea apply to the present species.


Andersen & Jonassen (1994a), Beiger (1960a), Beri (1971c), Beuk (2002a), Buhr (1964a), Černý & Vála (1996a), van Frankenhuyzen & Houtman (1972a), van Frankenhuyzen Houtman & Kabos (1982a), Griffiths (1962a), Henshaw & Howse (1989a), Hering (1954a, 1955b, 1957a, 1961a, 1962a), Huber (1969a), Maček (1999a), de Meijere (1924a), Michalska (1970a, 2003a), Mortelmans, Boeraeve, Tamsyn ao (2014a), Nowakowski (1954a), Ostrauskas, Pakalniškis & Taluntytė (2003a), Pakalniškis (1986a), Papp & Černý (2015a), Spencer (1976a), Starý (1930a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a), Zoerner (1969a).

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