Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aulagromyza hendeliana

Aulagromyza hendeliana (Hering, 1926)

Aulagromyza hendeliana: mime

Lonicera periclymenum, Susteren

Aulagromyza hendeliana, mine

Lonicera periclymenum, Castricum

Aulagromyza hendeliana: mine on Lonicera rupicola

Lonicera rupicola var. syringantha, N Scotland, Strathpeffer © Murdo Macdonald

Aulagromyza hendeliana: mine on Lonicera rupicola

same mine, lighted from behind


An upper-surface corridor that widens only a little, and generally is unbranched. Often a part of the corridor loosely follows the leaf margin. Frass in two neat rows of grains or short thread fragments. Pupation outside the mine. Feeding punctures in the lower surface (always?)

host plants

Caprifoliaceae, oligophagous

Lonicera alpigena, caerulea, caprifolium, nigra, periclymenum, rupicola, tatarica, xylosteum; Symphoricarpos albus.


Larvae have been found in May – mid June; a very common species.


BE recorded (Ellis, 2000: Leisele).

NE recorded (Hering, 1929b; de Meijere, 1939a).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

distribution within Europe

From Scandinavia tot the Iberian Peninsula, and from Ireland to the Baltic States and Poland (Fauna Europaea, 2007).




Paraphytomyza, Phytomyza hendeliana.


The mine can be distinguished from that of the related A. cornigera with certainty only after the larve (or the pupa, in the rare cases that it gets stuck to the leaf). Yet, the corridor of hendeliana tends to be much narrower, and occurs later.


Buhr (1932a, 1964a), Černý (2007a) Andorra, Černý & Merz (2007a), van Frankenhuyzen & Houtman (1972a), van Frankenhuyzen Houtman & Kabos (1982a), Hering (1955b, 1957a), Huber (1969a), Maček (1999a), Manning (1956a), Meijer, Smit, Beukeboom & Schilthuizen (2012a), Michalska (2003a), Niblett (1956a), Nowakowski (1954a), Papp & Černý (2016a), Parmenter (1952a), Robbins (1991a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Sønderup (1949a), Spencer (1953a, 1954d, 1957f, 1972a, 1976a), Starke (1942a), Starý (1930a), Surányi (1942a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a), Ureche (2010a), Zoerner (1969a).

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