Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Ophiomyia ononidis

Ophiomyia ononidis Spencer, 1966

on Medicago, Ononis


THe larve mines in the bark of the stem.

host plants

Fabaceae, oligophagous

Medicago falcata, hybrida, lupulina; Ononis spinosa & subsp. hircina.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Black. Rear spiraculum with 6-7 minute papillae.
Ophiomyia ononidis: puparium

Puparium, posterior spiracula (from Spencer, 1966a).


Gil Ortiz (2009a), Gil-Ortiz, Falcó-Garí, Oltra-Moscardó ao (2009a), Ostrauskas, Pakalniškis & Taluntytė (2003a), Pakalniškis (1993a, 1994a, 1996b), Papp & Černý (2015a), Spencer (1966c, 1971a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a, 2000a).

Last modified 22.iii.2018