Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aulagromyza tremulae

Aulagromyza tremulae (Hering, 1955)

Aulagromyza tremulae mine

Populus tremula, Belgium, prov. Hainaut, Hennuyères © Jean-Yves Baugnée

Aulagromyza tremulae mine

Populus tremula, Duin en Kruidberg


Yellowish, lower-surface corridor with irregular sides. Frass in fine grains, irregularly scattered. Pupation outside the mine; strikingly larve, almost circular, exit slit in lower epidermis.

host plants

Salicaceae, monophagous

Populus x canadensis, carolinensis, nigra, tremula.


Larvae in May-June and September (Hering, 1957a).


BE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

NE recorded (Ellis, some finds in the dune area).

LUX recorded (Ellis, Kautenbach).

distribution within Europe

From Norway to Germany, and from Ireland to the Baltic States and Poland (Fauna Europaea, 2007).



Paraphytomyza, Phytagromyza tremulae.


The species was formally described by Hering in volume 3 of his major work of 1957a, but the larva is already described by him in 1955a. Contrary to what is stated by von Tschirnhaus (1999a) and Fauna Europaea (2007) and others, 1955 is the correct year of publication. (The reference by Spencer (1953a) of “Phytagromyza tremulae Hering, 1953” as a new species of the British fauna is a nomen nudum.)


Bland (1992b), Buhr (1964a), Griffiths (1962a), Hering (1955a, 1957a), Maček (1999a), Martinez & Gumez (1998a), Michalska (2003a), Ostrauskas, Pakalniškis & Taluntytė (2003a), Pakalniškis (1990a), Papp & Černý (2016a), Robbins (1991a), Spencer (1953a, 1972a, 1976a), Stammer (2016a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a), Zoerner (1969a, 1970a)

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