Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Chromatomyia luzulae

Chromatomyia luzulae (Hering, 1924)

Diptera, Agromyzidae


Brownish, elongated, corridor-like blotch, beginning at the lower surface but later becoming upper-surface. Frass in numerous small grains, not more than 2 mm apart. Pupation within the mine, generally near the base of the leaf. The front spiracula of the gold puparium penetrate the epidermis as two tiny brown hooks.


Juncaceae, narrowly monophagous

Luzula pilosa.


Larvae in September-April, hibernating in the mine (Griffiths, 1980a; Hering, 1957a).


Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

distribution within Europe

From Scandinavia to Germany, and from the UK to Poland; also Serbia (Fauna Europaea, 2007).


Larva and puparium are described by Hering (1924b), de Meijere (1926a), and Griffiths (1980a). Rear spiraculum with 18-25 small globular papillae.


Phytomyza luzulae.


Andersen & Jonassen (1994a), Beiger (1958a, 1960a), Bland (2001a), Ci̇velek, Çikman & Dursun (2008a), Civelek, Tonguc, Ozgul & Dursun (2007a), Griffiths (1980a), Hering (1924b, 1925a, 1955b, 1957a), Huber (1969a), de Meijere (1926a), Spencer (1972a, 1976a), Starke (1942a), Starý (1930a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a)


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