Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aulagromyza cornigera

Aulagromyza cornigera (Griffiths, 1973)


Lonicera periclymenum, Castricum


in transparancy


Strongly widening, upper-surface, unbranched corridor; its first section usually follows the leaf margin for some distance. Pupation outside the mine; exit slit in upper epidermis.

host plants

Caprifoliaceae, oligophagous

Lonicera periclymenum, tatarica, xylosteum; Symphoricarpos albus.


Larvae in April, rarely May.


BE recored by De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus (1991a) as lonicerae; however, the synonymy thy give arouses doubt about the identification; not present in Belgium according to the Fauna Europaea (2007).

NE recorded (van Frankenhuyzen, Houtman & Kabos, 1972a, as lonicerae); ; see also Lempke (1974a).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

distribution within Europe

From Norway to the Iberian Peninsula, and from the UK to Poland (Andersen & Jonassen, 1994a; Fauna Europaea, 2007).




Paraphytomyza cornigera; Phytagromyza, Paraphytomyza lonicerae (Robineau-Desvoidy): Hering, 1951 a.o.


It is quite surprising that this species has not been seen by de Meijere in all the years of his extensive study of the larvae of the Agromyzidae.

The species was recognised only in 1951 by Hering (1951b), but was identified incorrectly as Phytagromyza lonicerae (Robineau-Desvoidy). This mistake was corrected by Griffiths (1973a) who gave the species its present name.

A certain identification is possible only after the larva (or the puparium), but the early date of the larva gives a strong indication.


Andersen & Jonassen (1994a), Beuk (2002a), De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus (1991a), Černý, Vála & Barták (2001a), Dempewolf (2001a), van Frankenhuyzen & Houtman (1972a), van Frankenhuyzen, Houtman & Kabos (1982a), Griffiths (1973a), Huber (1969a), Kollár & Hrubík (2009a), Lempke (1974a), Matošević, Pernek, Dubravac & Barić (2009a), Meijer, Smit, Beukeboom & Schilthuizen (2012a), Papp & Černý (2016a), Robbins (1991a), Spencer (1976), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

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