Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Liriomyza cannabis

Liriomyza cannabis Hendel, 1931

Liriomyza cannabis mine on Cannabis sativa

Cannabis sativa, Belgium, prov Hainaut, Rongy © Chris Snyers

Liriomyza cannabis mine

same mine, detail


Upper-surface corridor. When there is sufficienty space the first part of the corridor is wound in a dense spiral. (This strongly reminds the mine of L. eupatorii, but there the spiral is larger.) Frass, at least partly, in strings. Pupation outside the mine.


Cannabaceae, monophagous

Cannabis sativus.


In 2 generations (Hering, 1957a).


BE recorded (prov. Hainaut, Chris Snyers).

NE recorded by Kabos (1971a) and van Frankenhuyzen Houtman & Kabos (1982a) as Liriomyza eupatorii on Cannabis.

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

distribution within Europe

From Scandinavia to Slovenia, Serbia and Thrace (Fauna Europaea, 2008); introduced in Britain (Collins ao, 2016a).


Described by de Meijere (1927a) and Sasakawa (1961a); rear spiraculum with 3 papillae, the posterior one elongated, hook-like.


Beiger (1960a, 1970a, 1979a, 1989a), Beuk (2002a), Buhr (1932a), Ci̇velek, Çikman & Dursun (2008a), Collins, Gaunt, von Tschirnhaus & Pye (2016a), Drăghia 1968a, 1974a), van Frankenhuyzen Houtman & Kabos (1982a), Hering (1957a), Kabos (1971a), Maček (1999a), de Meijere (1937a), Pakalniškis (1982b), Papp & Černý (2018a), Popescu-Gorj & Drăghia (1966a), Sasakawa (1961a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Sønderup (1949a), Spencer (1961a, 1976a), Surányi (1942a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a), Ureche (2010a).

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