Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Ophiomyia hieracii

Ophiomyia hieracii Spencer, 1964

on Hieracium


The lava makes a slender gallery mine in the bark of the stem. Pupation in the mine.


Asteraceae, monophagous

Hieracium lachenalii, laevigatum, sabaudum, umbellatum.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Rear spiraculum with 10 papillae.
Ophiomyia hieracii: puparium

posterior spiracula of the puparium (from de Meijere)


Ophiomyia proboscidea (Strobl) is an invalid synonym of O. curvipalpis, but has been misinterpreted by Hering and de Meijere as what is now hieracii.


de Meijere (1937a), Pakalniškis (1986a, 1990a, 1994a), Papp & Černý (2015a), Spencer (1964a, 1976a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a), Zoerner (1969a).

Last modified 13.iii.2018