Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Melanagromyza eupatorii

Melanagromyza eupatorii Spencer, 1957

on Asteraceae


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


Asteraceae, oligophagous

Eupatorium cannabinum; Inula conyzae; Jacobaea erucifolia, vulgaris; Leucanthemum vulgare.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

Puparium gelig-wit.Achterspiracula, anders dan bij de andere soorten van het geslacht maar zwak gechitinieerd, door hun eigen diameter gescheiden, voorzien van een smalle kleine centrale stekel, omgeven door 10-12 goed gedifferentieerde papillen.


Puparium yellowish white. Rear spiracula, contrary to what is usual in the genus, only weakly chitinised, separated by their own diameter, bearing a narrow and small central spine, surrounded by 10-12 well differentiated papillae.
Melanagromyza eupatorii: posterior spiracula

rear spiracula (from Spencer, 1957d)


Cerny & Vála (1996a, 1999a), Gil Ortiz (2009a), Gil-Ortiz, Martinez & Jiménez-Peydró (2010a), Griffiths (1962a), Hering (1960a), Pakalniškis (1986a, 1996a), Papp & Černý (2015a), Spencer (1957d, 1959a, 1972a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a, 2000a).

Last modified 22.iii.2018