Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Ophiomyia heracleivora

Ophiomyia heracleivora Spencer, 1957

on Chaerophyllum, Heracleum


The larva makes a very long gallery in the parenchyma of the stem and petioles of the lower parts of the plant.

host plants

Apiaceae, oligophagous

Angelica sylvestris; Chaerophyllum aromaticum; Heracleum sphondylium; Peucedanum palustre; Selinum carvifolia, dubium.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Rear spiraculum with 30-40 papillae.


Yellow to light brown.


References tp Ophiomyia heracleivora by Pakalniškis in the period 1988-200 apply to O. bohemica.


Černý (2001a, 2011a, 2013a), Černý & Vála (1996a), Černý, Vála & Barták (2001a), Ostrauskas, Pakalniškis & Taluntytė (2003a), Pakalniškis (1996b), Papp & Černý (2015a), Robbins (1991a), Spencer (1957c, 1964a, 1972a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

Last modified 13.iii.2018