Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Melanagromyza cunctans

Melanagromyza cunctans (Meigen, 1830)

on Lotus


slender fusiform swelling of the stem, mostly high in the plant. Inside a white larva (maggot) or a puparium.

host plants

Fabaceae, ? monophagous

Lotus corniculatus, ornithopodioides, purpureus.

Moreover a single record by Buhr (1955a) from Dorycnium pentaphyllum subsp. germanicum.


Orangey-brown, posterior spiracles separated by ± their own diameter, each with an ellipse of 6–8 bulbs around the low protuberance replacing the normal horn (Warrington).


Agromyza cunctans.


Beuk (2002a), De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus (1991a), Buhr (1955a, 1964a), Černý (2001a, 2004a, 2007a, 2011a, 2012a), Černý, Andrade, Gonçalves & von Tschirnhaus (2018a), Černý & Merz (2005a, 2006a, 2007a), Černý & Vála (1996a, 1999a, 2006a), Černý, Vála & Barták (2001a), Ci̇velek, Çikman & Dursun (2008a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Hering (1955b, 1956a), Ostrauskas, Pakalniškis & Taluntytė (2003a), Pakalniškis (1996a), Papp & Černý (2015a), Scheirs, De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus (1995a), Spencer (1966c, 1972a,b, 1976a), Spooner & Bowdrey (2012a), Starke (1942a), Stary (1930a), Süss (1982a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a), Warrington (2024a), van der Wulp (1871a).

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