Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Melanagromyza aeneoventris

Melanagromyza aeneoventris (Fallén, 1823)

on Asteraceae


The larva lives as an internal stem borer; also the puparium in the stem.

host plants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Carduus acanthoides, crispus; Cirsium arvense, eriophorum, palustre, vulgare; Inula; Jacobaea vulgaris.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

Puparium gelig wit tot bleek strokleurig. Achterspiracula ongeveer door hun eigen diameter gescheiden, voorzien van een centrale gechitiniseerde stekel, die gaaf kan zijn maar ook stomp en rafelig, omgeven door 14-18 goed gedifferentieerde papillen.


Puparium yellowish white to pale straw coloured. Rear spiracula chitinised, solid black, separated by their own diameter, bearing 14-18 well-differentiated papillae in an incomplete ellipse, surrounding a central chitinised spine that may be entire or truncate and jagged.


Melanagromyza aeneiventris; M. cirsii (Rondani, 1875).


Allen (1956a), Beuk (2002a), De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus (1991a), Cerny (2001a, 2011a), Černý, Andrade, Gonçalves & von Tschirnhaus (2018a), Černý & Merz (2005a, 2006a, 2007a), Černý & Vála (1999a), Černý, Vála & Barták (2001a), Cikman & Sasakawa (2007a), Ci̇velek, Çikman & Dursun (2008a), Gibbs (2002a), Griffiths (1962a), Hering (1955b, 1957b), Kabos (1971a), de Meijere (1924a, 1939a), Ostrauskas, Pakalniškis & Taluntytė (2003a), Pakalniškis (1986a, 1990a, 1996a), Papp & Černý (2015a), Scheirs, De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus (1995a, 1996a), Spencer (1953a, 1957d,f, 1972a, 1976a), Starke (1942a), Starý (1930a), Süss (1982a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

Last modified 14.xii.2018