Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Melanagromyza angeliciphaga

Melanagromyza angeliciphaga Spencer, 1969

on Angelica, Heracleum, Pastinaca


The larva makes a long tunnel in the pith of the stem. Not infrequently several larvae together. Puparium in the stem.


Apiaceae, oligophagous

Angelica archangelica, sylvestris; Heracleum sphondylium; Pastinaca sativa.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

Puparium strokleurig. Achterspiracula sterk gechitiniseerd, diepzwart, dicht bijeen, voorzien van een grote centrale gechitiniseerde stekel, omgeven door 16-20 goed gedifferentieerde papillen.


Puparium straw-coloured. Rear spiracula strongly chitinised, solid black, close together, bearing a large central chitinised spine, surrounded by 16-20 well-differentiated papillae.
Melanagromyza angeliciphaga: posterior spiracula

rear spiracula (from Spencer, 1957d)


Melanagromyza angelicae of the European authors, nec Frost, 1934.


Beuk (2002a), Bland (2001a), Černý (2011a), Černý & Vála (1996a), Dempewolf (2001a), Griffiths (1962a), Hansen, Hattendorf, Wittenberg ao (2006a), Hering (1957a), Ostrauskas, Pakalniškis & Taluntytė (2003a), Pakalniškis (1996a), Papp & Černý (2015a), Scheirs, De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus (1999a), Shepard (0000a), Spencer (1957d, 1969a, 1972a, 1976a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

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