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).

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