Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Melanagromyza limata

Melanagromyza limata Spencer, 1971

on Heracleum


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


Apiaceae, monophagous

Heracleum platytaenium, sphondylium.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Brownish yellow. Posterior spiracula yellow at the base, otherwise dark brown, separated, each with an ellipse of nine or ten papillae around a short central horn.
Melanagromyza limata: posterior spiraculum

posterior spiraculum (from Koçak & Sasakawa)


Koçak & Sasakawa (2010a), Pakalniškis (1992a, 1999a), Spencer (1971a, 1972a, 1990a), Scheirs, De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus (1996a, 1999a), Warrington (2019d).

Last modified 19.xi.2020