Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Ophiomyia heringi

Ophiomyia heringi Starý, 1930

on Asteraceae, Campanulaceae


The larva makes a gallery mine in the bark of the stem; puparium below the epidermis. Frass in two rows of narrow strips at either side of the gallery.

host plants

Asteraceae, Campanulaceae, narrowly polyphagous

Campanula morettiana, patula, persicifolia, rotundifolia; Crepis paludosa; Helminthotheca echioides; Hieracium murorum; Hypochaeris radicata; Jasione montanacf; Lapsana communis; Leontodon hispidus; Phyteuma spicatum; Picris hieracioides; Prenanthes purpurea;Reichardia picroides; Scorzonera humilis; Scorzoneroides autumnalis;Sonchus.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


rear spiracula with 11-12 papillae.



Ophiomyia herini: larva, puparium

larva/puparium (from Starý). 1, puparium, as it appears in the mine; 2,
puparium schematic; 3, schematic section through stem, puparium and epidermis; 4, puparium lateral; 5,
anterior spiraculum; 6, posterior spiraculum; 7, cephalic skeleton.


Ophiomyia persimilis Hendel, 1931.


Beiger (1955a, 1860a), Buhr (1932a, 1941b, 1964a), Černý (2012a), Černý, Andrade, Gonçalves & von Tschirnhaus (2018a), Černý & Merz (2007a), Černý & Vála (1996a), Hering (1957a, 1960a), de Meijere (1937a, 1938a), Ostrauskas, Pakalniškis & Taluntytė (2003a), Pakalniškis (1986a, 1994a), Papp & Černý (2015a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Spencer (1964a, 1972a, 1976a), Starý (1930a), Süss (1999a, 2003a), Surányi (1942a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a), Warrington (2022d).

Last modified 16.i.2023