Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Galiomyza galiivora

Galiomyza galiivora (Spencer, 1969)


Galium sylvaticum, Amstelveen, JP Thijssepark


Galium mollugo © M Dempewolf


Long, upper-surface, gradually widening corridor, not infrequently forming a secondary blotch. The first part of the corridor mostly follows the leaf margin. Frass in irregular grains. Pupation outside the mine.

host plants

Rubiaceae, ologophagous

Galium aparine, mollugo, odoratum, rubioides, sylvaticum.


Larvae found in August.


BE recorded (Scheirs, De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus, 1999a).

NE recorded (Ellis: Amstelveen).

LUX recorded (Ellis: Kautenbach).

distribution within Europe

From Lithuania to Germany and Hungary; also Corsica (Fauna Europaea, 2007).



Praspedomyza, Liriomyza galiivora.


The species was described after material from Canada and Corsica; is occurrence in Europe may he be result of an accidental introduction (Dempewolf, in litt. 2002).


Černý (2001a, 2011a), Černý & Merz (2007a), Černý & Vála (1999a), Černý, Vála & Barták (2001a), Černý & van Zuijlen (2022a), Dempewolf (2001a), Eiseman & Lonsdale (2018a), Papp & Černý (2018a), Scheirs, De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus (1999a), Spencer (1969b), Spencer & Steyskal (1986a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a), Ureche (2010a), Winqvist, Černý & Andersen (2020a).

Last modified 24.ii.2024