Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Chromatomyia periclymeni

Chromatomyia periclymeni (Hendel, 1922)

on Lonicera, Symphoricarpos


Lonicera periclymenum, Venray, Geysteren estate


Lonicera periclymenum, Bergen NH, Geysteren: mine in transparency, and puparium within the mine


Mine not associated with the midrib, stellate, with a large number of short upper-surface corridors. The mine looks greyish and is inconspicuous. Frass in discrete grains. One, sometimes two larvae in a mine. Pupation within the mine. The front spiracula of the yellow-brown puparium penetrate the plant epidermis.

host plants

Caprifoliaceae, oligophagous

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

Reference by Hering to Linnaea was incorrect (Griffiths).


Larvae found in June and October.


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

NE recorded (de Meijere, 1924a).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2007a).

distribution within Europe

From Iceland and Scandinavia to the Iberian Peninsula and Italy, and from Ireland to Poland (Fauna Europaea, 2007a).




Phytomyza periclymeni de Meijere, 1924a.

parasitoids, predators

Chrysocharis pubicornis.


Beuk (2002a), Bland (1992b), De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus (1991a), Buhr (1932a, 1964a), Černý & Merz (2005a, 2007a), Černý & Vála (1999a), van Frankenhuyzen, Houtman & Kabos (1982a), Griffiths (1974a), Guglya (2021a), Haase (1942a), Hartig (1939a), Hering (1925a, 1926b, 1955b, 1957a), Kollár & Hrubík (2009a), Maček (1999a), de Meijere (1924a, 1926a, 1937a, 1939a), Michalska (2003a), Nowakowski (1954a), Kabos (1971a), Pakalniškis (1982b), Robbins (1991a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Sønderup (1949a), Spencer (1960a, 1972a, 1976a), Starke (1942a), Starý (1930a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a), Zoerner (1969a, 1970a)

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