Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Ophiomyia galii

Ophiomyia galii Hering, 1937


De mine begins as a corridor in a leaf, descends from there as a rind mine; there also the pupation.

host plants

Rubiaceae, oligophagous

Galium mollugo, odoratum, sylvaticum, verum.


Larvae in June-July and August-September (Hering, 1957a).


Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

distribution within Europe

From Lithuania to the Iberian Peninsula and Corsica, and from the UK to Slovakia (Fauna Europaea, 2008).


Described by de Meijere (1937: 186, as O. sp.) and Dempewolf (2001a); rear spiraculum with 4-5 papillae.




Buhr (1941b, 1964a), Černý (2001a, 2007a, 2011a), Černý, Andrade, Gonçalves & von Tschirnhaus (2018a), Černý, Barták & Roháček (2004a), Černý & Merz (2006a, 2007a), Černý & Vála (1996a, 1999a), Černý, Vála & Barták (2001a), Ci̇velek, Çikman & Dursun (2008a), Dempewolf (2001a), Hering (1957a), de Meijere (1937a, 1938a, 1943a), Ostrauskas, Pakalniškis & Taluntytė (2003a), Pakalniškis (1998a), Spencer (1957f, 1964a, 1972a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a, 2000a).

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