Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Melanagromyza foeniculi

Melanagromyza foeniculi Spencer, 1960

on Foeniculum


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


Apiaceae, monophagous

Foeniculum vulgare.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Yellowish white. Rear spiraula light brown, separated by a bit more than their diameter, each one with 10 papillae around a minute spine on a small black centre.
Melanagromyza foeniculi: puparium

rear end of the puparium, dorsal view (from Spencer, 1960a)


Černý & Vála (2006a), Spencer (1960a).

Last modified 18.iii.2018