Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Agromyza vicifoliae

Agromyza vicifoliae Hering, 1932

Agromyza vicifoliae: mines on Vicia sp.

Vicia sp., Belgium, prov. Luxembourg, Étalle; © Daan Dekeukeleire & Jonas Mortelmans


Blotch, preceded by a gallery that closely follows the leaf margin. The blotch is mined much deeper (and therefore more transparant) than the corridor. The blotch is precisely positioned over te midrib of the leaflet. Frass very sparingly in the gallery, in the blotch as a few large lumps. Pupation outside the mine.


Fabaceae, monophagous

Vicia cracca, hirsuta, sepium.


Larvae in June (Hering, 1957a).


BE recorded (Mortelmans ao, 2014a).

NE recorded (Hering, 1959a).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

distribution within Europe

From Sandinavia to the Iberian Peninsula, Corsiaca and Sicily, and from the UK to the Baltic States and Romania (Fauna Europaea, 2007).


Andersen (2016a), Andersen & Jonassen (1994a), Beuk (2002a), Černý (2001a, 2007a), Černý & Merz (2007a), Černý & Vála (1996a, 1999a, 2006a), Černý, Vála & Barták (2001a), Ci̇velek, Çikman & Dursun (2008a), Griffiths (1962a), Hering (1932h, 1955b, 1956a, 1959a), Mortelmans, Boeraeve, Tamsyn, Proesmans & Dekeukeleire (2014a), Ostrauskas, Pakalniškis & Taluntytė (2003a), Pakalniškis (1998a, 1990a), Papp & Černý (2015a), Popescu-Gorj & Drăghia (1966a), Robbins (1991a), Spencer (1966b, 1972a, 1974a, 1976a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

Last modified 17.iii.2018