Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Melanagromyza nigrissima

Melanagromyza nigrissima Spencer, 1976

on Anthriscus, Hercleum


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

host plants

Apiaceae, oligophagous

Anthriscus sylvestris; Heracleum sphondylium subsp. sibiricum.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Yellowish. The posterior spiracula are dark brown to black, separated from each other by 1/2 to 3/4 of their diameter; each with a strong central spine, surrounded by 9-14 papillae in an incomplete ellipse.


Černý (2001a), Černý, Barták & Roháček (2004a), Ostrauskas, Pakalniskis & Taluntytė (2003a), Pakalniškis (1993a, 1996a, 1996b), Papp & Černý (2015a), Spencer (1976a).

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