Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Melanagromyza moatesi

Melanagromyza moatesi Warrington, 2019

on Eupatorium


The larvae bore in the pith of the stems; there also the pupation, low in the stem.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Eupatorium cannabinum.

distribution within Europe

Eastern England.


Melanagromyza moatesi: posterior spiracula

Posterior spiracula fused, each one with a heavy median spine (from Warrington).


Warrington (2019a).

Last modified 8.i.2020