Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Japanagromyza salicifolii

Japanagromyza salicifolii (Collin, 1911)

Japanagromyza salicifolii mines

Salix canariensis; from Hering (1927a)

Japanagromyza salicifolii: mines on Populus nigra

Populus nigra, Crete, Kokkini Hani © Rob Edmunds, det. Michael von Tschirnhaus

Japanagromyza salicifolii: mines on Populus nigra

an other leaf


The larva initially makes a greenish corridor near or along the leaf margin. After a moult the larva starts making an elongated blotch. Older mines transparent, almost whitish. Oviposition scar in the end often torn out. Frass in fine grains; pupation outside the mine.


Salicaceae, oligophagous

Populus alba, nigra; Salix canariensis, caprea.


Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

Mediterranean Region and Canary Islands.


Described in detail by Dempewolf (2001a). Mandibles without about 6 teeth. Rear spiracula very unusual, each with three fanlike structure closely adpressed to the . Cephalic skeleton of Agromyzinae type.


Agromyza salicifolii.

parasitoids, predators

Diglyphus pachyneurus.


The only European representative of this genus.


Amsel & Hering (1931a), Benavent, Martínez, Moreno & Jiménez (2004a), Ci̇velek, Çikman & Dursun (2008a), Dempewolf (2001a), Hering (1927a, 1957a), Maček (1999a), Martinez & Gumez (1998a), Skuhravá & Roques (2000a), Spencer (1974a), Süss (1979a), Yefremova, Civelek, Boyadzhiyev, ao (2011a).

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