Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Liriomyza dianthicola

Liriomyza dianthicola (Venturi, 1949)


Long, especially at the start very narrow, corridor, usually descending from the top towards the leaf basis; the final part of the mine is branched or has sides that are eaten out verry irregularly. Pupation outside the mine. Exit slit is a lower-surface, linear cut parallel to the leaf long axis (Ciampolini, 1949a, 1952a).


Caryophyllaceae, monophagous

Dianthus barbatus, caryophyllus, chinensis.

A pest in carnation floriculture (Spencer, 1966a).


Larvae in the summer (Hering, 1957a).


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

NE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

distribution within Europe

From Belgium to the Iberian Peninsula, and From France to Italy; also in Czechia (Fauna Europaea, 2008); also Slovenia (Maček, 1999a) and Yugoslavia (Spencer, 1966a).


See Ciampolini (1952a).


See Ciampolini (1952a).


Paraphytomyza, Phytagromyza, Pseudonapomyza dianthicola; Phytomyza jannonei Séguy, 1950.


Benavent, Martínez, Moreno & Jiménez (2004a), De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus (1991a), Černý (2007a, 2011a), Černý & Merz (2006a, 2007a), Černý & Vála (1999a), Ciampolini (1949a, 1952a), Hering (1957a), Iwasaki & Mizushima (1997a), Maček (1999a), Papp & Černý (2018a), Séguy (1950a), Spencer (1966a), Venturi (1949a).

Last modified 7.iii.2018