Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Amauromyza lamii

Amauromyza lamii (Kaltenbach, 1858)

Amauromyza lamii: mine on Glechoma hederacea

Glechoma hederacea, Belgium, prov. Namur, Couvin, Ry de Pernelle © Stéphane Claerebout

Amauromyza lamii: mine on Glechoma hederacea, detail

detail of the initial gallery

Amauromyza lamii: mine on Stachys sylvatica

Stachys sylvatica, Germany (Baden-Württemberg): Baden-Weiler

Amauromyza lamii:  occupied mine on Galeopsis tetrahit

Galeopsis tetrahit, Belgium, prov. Namur, Parc National de Furfooz © Stéphane Claerebout


A long, slender, upper-surface corridor, suddenly widening into a large full-depth primary blotch without apparent feeding lines. Frass in the corridor in clear thread fragments, alternating alonf the sides. Pupation outside the mine.


Lamiaceae, oligophagous

Ajuga reptans; Ajuga; Ballota nigra; Chaiturus marrubiastrum; Galeopsis tetrahit; Glechoma hederacea, hirsuta; Lallemantia; Lamium album, galeobdolon, maculatum, orvala, purpureum; Leonurus cardiaca; Marrubium vulgare; Melittis melissophyllum; Mentha; Scutellaria columnae; Stachys alpina, menthifolia, officinalis, palustris, sylvatica.


Larvae in May-July and August-October (Hering, 1957a).


BE recorded (De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus, 1991a).

NE De Meijere’s (1925a) description of the larvae doesn’t mention the origin of the material; probably it came from abroad, because he did not include the species in his checklist of Diptera of the Netherlands of 1939. Found at several localities (Ellis).

LUX recorded (Ellis, 2002: Kautenbach, Clervaux).

distribution within Europe

From Belgium to Poland, Moldavia and Roumenia; possibly also in the UK (Fauna Europaea, 2007).


Described by Dempewolf (2001a) de Meijere (1925a). Rear spiraculum with three papillae; the posterior one not conspicuously enlarged or curved; this separates both A. lamii and morionella from A. labiatarum, by far the commonest Amauromyza on Lamiacae.


Dizygomyza, Phytobia lamii.


Ahr (1966a), Beiger (1955a, 1960a, 1965a 1970a, 1979a), Buhr (1932a, 1941b, 1964a), Černý (2011a, 2013a), Černý & Vála (1996a), Černý, Vála & Barták (2001a), Drăghia (1967a, 1968a, 1970a,1972a, 1974a), Hering (1930b, 1932g, 1955b, 1957a, 1961a), Huber (1969a), Kvičala (1938a), Maček (1999a), Michalska (1972a, 1976a, 2003a), Michna (1975a), Nowakowski (1954a), Papp (2009a), Papp & Černý (2016a), Pârvu (2005a), Popescu-Gorj & Drăghia (1966a), Skala (1951a), Sønderup (1949a), Starke (1942a), Robbins (1991a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Spencer (1971a, 1976a), Stammer (2016a), Starý (1930a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a), Ureche (2010a), Zoerner (1969a).


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