Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Ophiomyia rostrata

Ophiomyia rostrata (Hendel, 1920)

on Convolvulus


The larva makes a whitish, 8-14 cm long gallery in the bark of the stem; frass in large isolated black clumps. Pupation external.

host plants

Convolvulaceae, monophagous

Convolvulus arvensis.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Dark brown; rear spiraculum with 14-16 papillae.


Melanagromyza rostrata


Beuk (2002a)m Černý & Bächli (2018a), Černý & Merz (2006a), Černý & Vála (1996a), Dursun, Civelek, Barták ao (2015a), de Meijere (1939a). Ostrauskas, Pakalniškis & Taluntytė (2003a), Papp (2009a), Papp & Černý (2015a), Spencer (1966c, 1972a, 1976a).

Last modified 17.iii.2019