Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Melanagromyza arnicarum

Melanagromyza arnicarum Hering, 1942

on Arnica


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

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Arnica montana.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Light brown. Rear spiracula on a conical base, not particular close together, with ± 16 papillae around a sharp conical thorn.


Buhr (1964a), Černý & Bächli (2018a), Hering (1942a), Pakalniškis (1996a), Spencer (1976a), Süss (1992a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

Last modified 19.xi.2020