Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Melanagromyza submetallescens

Melanagromyza submetallescens Spencer, 1966

on Fabaceae


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

host plants

Fabaceae, oligophagous

Anthyllis vulneraria; Astragalus glycyphyllos; Lathyrus pratensis; Medicago falcata; Melilotus albus, cf officinalis; Ononis spinosa subsp. hircina.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Yellowish; posterior spiracula separated by half their diameter, each one with a strong central spine surrounded by 12-14 papillae.


Černý (2013a), Ostrauskas, Pakalniškis & Taluntytė, 2003a, Pakalniškis (1996a, 1998c), Papp & Černý (2015a), Roskam (2009a), Spencer (1966c, 1976a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

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