Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Ophiomyia alliariae

Ophiomyia alliariae Hering, 1954

on Brassicaceae


The larva makes a very inconspicuous mine in the bark of the stem. Pupation in the mine.

host plants

Brassicaceae, oligophagous

Alliaria petiolata; Arabidopsis arenosa; Berteroa incana; Brassica napus; Capsella bursa-pastoris; Cardamine bulbifera; Erysimum cheiranthoides; Raphanus raphanistrum, sativum; Sinapis alba, arvensis; Sisymbrium altissimum, officinale

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Described by Hering (1954a) and Dempewolf. Rear spiraculum with (11-)13 papillae (Hering) or 8-9 papillae (Dempewolf)
Ophiomyia alliariae: larva

Larva (from Hering, 1954a); a, cephalic skeleton; b, mandible; c, anterior spiraculum; d, posterior spiraculum; e, spinulation.


Green at first, later yellow.


Buhr (1964a), Černý (2004a, 2007a, 2011a), Černý, Andrade, Gonçalves & von Tschirnhaus (2018a), Dempewolf (2001a), Henshaw & Howse (1989a), Hering (1954a, 1957a), Ostrauskas, Pakalniškis & Taluntytė (2003a), Pakalniškis (1994a, 1996b), Papp & Černý (2015a), Spencer (1954a, 1960a, 1964a, 1972a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

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