Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Liriomyza artemisicola

Liriomyza artemisicola de Meijere, 1924

Liriomyza artemisicola: mine on Artemisia vulgaris

Artemisia vulgaris, Belgium, prov. Liège, Angleur © Jean-Yves Baugnée

Liriomyza artemisicola: mine on Artemisia vulgaris

Artemisia vulgaris, Amsterdam; the bulge below left is the larva that has gpne lower-surface.


Upper-surface short and broad corridor, or more often a secondary blotch, normally restricted to the tip of one leaf segment. Frass in strings. The yellow larva leaves the mine before pupation. Feeding punctures lower-surface.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Artemisia absinthium, campestris subsp. borealis, taurica, umbelliformis, verlotiorum, vulgaris.


Larvae in several generations between May and September (Hering, 1957a).


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

NE recorded (de Meijere, 1924a).

LUX recorded (Ellis: Clervaux, Kautenbach, Dudelange).

distribution within Europe

From Scandinavia to the Pyrenees and Corsica, and from Ireland to Poland (Fauna Europaea, 2007; also Bulgaria (Buhr, 1941b) and Slovenia (Maček, 1999a).



Liriomyza analis (Rondani, 1875), L. brunneicornis Hering, 1936.


Described by the Meijere (1924a) from Amsterdam; very common species.

Also Beri (1971d) published a description of the larva, however from an improbable host plant, viz., Myristica wallichii (Myristicaceae).


Ahr (1966a), Andersen (2016a), Beiger (1955a, 1970a, 1979a), Beri (1971d), Beuk (2002a), De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus (1991a), Buhr (1932a, 1941a,b, 1964a), Černý (2007a, 2011a), Černý, Andrade, Gonçalves & von Tschirnhaus (2018a), Černý & Merz (2005a, 2007a), Černý & Vála (1999a), van Frankenhuyzen, Houtman & Kabos (1982a), Hering (1930b, 1932g, 1936c, 1955b, 1957a, 1967a), Huber (1969a), Kabos (1971a), Kvičala (1938a), Maček (1999a), Manning (1956a), de Meijere (1924a, 1939a), Michalska (1970a, 1972a, 1976a, 2003a), Nowakowski (1954a), Ostrauskas, Pakalniškis & Taluntytė (2003a), Pakalniškis (1982b), Papp & Černý (2018a), Parmenter (1949a), Robbin (1991a), Rösch & Schmitz (2014a), Sasakawa (1994a), Sønderup (1949a), Spencer (1953a, 1972a, 1976a), Starke (1942a), Starý (1930a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a), Zoerner (1969a, 1970a)

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