Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Calycomyza solidaginis

Calycomyza solidaginis (Kaltenbach, 1869)


Upper-surface primary blotch without clear primary or secondary feeding lines. The mine starts with a short corridor that generally is overrun by the later blotch. Colour yellowish-green to whitish. Rather little frass, fine-grained, brown (Hering, 1960a). The larva pupates in the mine, producing just before a large quantity of frass that dries and glues the puparium in the mine.


Asteraceae, narrowly oligophagous

Erigeron acris; Solidago gigantea, virgaurea.


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


BE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

NE recorded (Ellis, Sept. 2005, Amstelveen).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

distribution within Europe

From the Baltic States to Switzerland, and from Germany to Hungary (Fauna Europaea, 2007).


Dizygomyza, Phytobia solidaginis.


Beiger (1955a, 1965a, 1979a), Buhr (1941b, 1964a), Černý & Merz (2007a), Eiseman & Lonsdale (2018a), Hartig (1939a), Hering (1924a, 1925a, 1926b, 1957a, 1960a), Huber (1969a), Maček (1999a), Nowakowski (1954a), Pakalniškis (1998a), Papp & Černý (2018a), Rydén (1926a), Seidel (1957a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

Last modified 21.ix.2018