Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Ophiomyia senecionina

Ophiomyia senecionina Hering, 1944

on Jacobaea


The larva mines an inconspicuous gallery in the bark of the stem; sometimes it continues for a short while on the petiole or midrib. The mine is best seen by looking for the puparium that is found at its end, mostly close to a leaf base.


Asteraceae, monophagous

Jacobaea erucifolia, vulgaris.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Rear spiraculum with 6-14 papillae.


Ophiomyia senecionana: spiraculum

posterior spiraculum of the puparium (from de Meijere).


Černý & Vála (1996a), Hering (1944a, 1957a), de Meijere (1946a), Papp & Černý (2015a), Spencer (19654a, 1972a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

Last modified 13.iii.2018