Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Liriomyza asteris

Liriomyza asteris Hering, 1928


Corridor from start to end. The mine begins lower-surface, very shallow, often long, branching several times or stellate; later the mine becomes upper-surface. Most frass in pearl chains. Pupation external, exit slit in upper epidermis.


Asteraceae, monophagous

Aster amellus.

Buhr (1932a), with some hesitation, adds A. novae-angliae, now Symphyotrichum novae-angliae. Because neither species mentioned is spontaneously growing in Spain, there probably a third Aster species is involded.


Larvae in June and August (Hering, 1957a).


Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

Germay, Czechia, Hungary, Spain (Surányi 1942a; Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Yellow. The description of the larva by Beri (1971d), taken from Phlomis sp., should be disregarded.


Beri (1971d), Buhr (1932a), Černý & Vála (1999a), Hering (1928a, 1957a), Papp & Černý (2018a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Surányi (1942a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

Last modified 7.iii.2018