Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aulagromyza galii

Aulagromyza galii Groschke (1957)

on Galium


The larva makes almost full depth broad galleries or blotches in the leaves of several whorls above each other. If a whorl consists of very small leaves several in one whorl may be mined. The larva moves from one whorl to the other via the stem that is hollowed out, and where most of the frass is deposited.


Rubiaceae, monophagous

Galium rotundifolium.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Front spiracula button-like with ± 8 papillae; hear spiracula with 14 papillae in an irregular ellipse


Pale yellowish brown; formed after the mine has been left.


Phytagromyza galii.


Groschke (1957a), Hering (1957a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

Last modified 21.iii.2018