Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aulagromyza luteoscutellata

Aulagromyza luteoscutellata (de Meijere, 1924)

on Lonicera

Aulagromyza luteoscutellata: occupied mine on Lonicera xylosteum

Lonicera xylosteum, Hungary, Budapest, 6.v.2018 © László Érsek: occupied mine

Aulagromyza luteoscutellata: occupied mine on Lonicera xylosteum

mine, underside

Aulagromyza luteoscutellata: occupied mine on Lonicera xylosteum

opened mine

Aulagromyza luteoscutellata: larva


Aulagromyza luteoscutellata: puparium


Aulagromyza luteoscutellata: parasitised puparium

parasitised puparium

Aulagromyza luteoscutellata: mine on Lonicera periclymenum

Lonicera periclymenum, Duin en Kruidberg,

ulagromyza luteoscutellata: mine on Lonicera xylosteum

Lonicera xylosteum, Duin en Kruidberg, 13.ix.2001


Little widening, upper-surface corridor, generally unbranched and not associated with the leaf margin. Frass in a broad green band with scattered dark granules, sometimes locally with ill-defined strikes. Pupation outside the mine; exit slit in upper epidermis.


Caprifoliaceae, oligophagous

Leycesteria formosa; Lonicera ledebourii, periclymenum, tatarica, xylosteum; Symphoricarpos albus.

Seems to have a preference for L. xylosteum (this also is the experience of Marquardt [1985a] in the surroundings of Kiel).


Larvae found in May-June.


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

NE recorded (de Meijere, 1924a, 1939a).

LUX recorded (Ellis, 2007: Ahn [Palmberg], Flaxweiler).

distribution within Europe

From Scandinavia to Spain and from Britain to Moldova (Edmunds & Ellis, 2008a; Fauna Europaea, 2011; Palmer, 2008a; Gil Ortiz, 2009a).



Phytomyza, Paraphytomyza luteoscutellata; Paraphytomyza xylostei var. lonicerarum (Frey, 1946); Phytagromyza falleni Rydén, 1952.


Beiger (1979a), Beri (1971e), Beuk (2002a), De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus (1991a), Černý & Merz (2007a), Černý & Vála (1996a, 1999a), Černý, Vála & Barták (2001a), Drăghia (1968a), Edmunds & Ellis (2008a), Eiseman & Lonsdale (2018a), Eiseman, Lonsdale, van der Linden ao (2021a), van Frankenhuyzen & Houtman (1972a), van Frankenhuyzen Houtman & Kabos (1982a), Gil Ortiz (2009a), Gil-Ortiz, Martinez & Jiménez-Peydró (2010a), Hartig (1939a), Hering (1926b, 1957a), Homan (2013a, 2015a), Kollár & Hrubík (2009a), Marquardt (1985a)m Meijer, Smit, Beukeboom & Schilthuizen (2012a), de Meijere (1924a, 1926a, 1939a), Michalska (2003a), Pakalniškis (1995a), Palmer (2008a), Papp & Černý (2016a), Popescu-Gorj & Drăghia (1966a), Spencer (1969a, 1976a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a), Zoerner (1969a)

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