Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Liriomyza erucifolii

Liriomyza erucifolii de Meijere, 1943

Liriomyza erucifolii: mone on Jacobaea vulgaris

Jaccobaea vulgaris, Cadzand

Liriomyza erucifolii: mine on Jacobaea vulgaris

Jacobaea vulgaris, Belgium, prov Namur, Jemelle; © Jean-Yves Baugnée

Liriomyza erucifolii: mine on Jacobaea vulgaris

detail of the same leaf, lighted from behind


Short, broad, upper-surface corridor, sometimes forming a secondary blotch. Frass in pearl chains or strings. Pupation outside the mine; exit slit in upper epidermis.


Asteraceae, monophagous

Jacobae erucifolia, vulgaris.

Maček (1999a) also mentions the species from Cineraria hortensis” (Pericallis hybrida?), Senecio ovatus en Tephroseris helenitis..


Larvae in July and September-October (Hering, 1957a).


BE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

NE recorded (Ellis: various localities).

LUX recorded (Ellis: Dudelange).

distribution within Europe

From Denmark to Spain, and from the UK to Poland; also Slovenia (Maček (1999a; Fauna Europaea, 2008; Gil Ortiz, 2009a).





Liriomyza senecifolii Hering, 1944.


Beuk (2002a), who spells the species name as eruciifolii, writes that the description is based on type material originating from the Netherlands. This is incorrect: the material was collected by Buhr in the nort of France (Hering, 1944a).

The Fauna Europaea (2008) gives 1944 as the year of publication.


Beiger (1960a), Beuk (2002a), Černý (2004a), Černý & Merz (2005a, 2007a), Černý & Vála (1999a), Gil Ortiz (2009a), Gil-Ortiz, Martinez & Jiménez-Peydró (2010a), Hering (1944a,e, 1957a), Maček (1999a), de Meijere (1943a), Papp & Černý (2018a), Robbins (1991a), Sønderup (1949a), Spencer (1971a, 1972a, 1976a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

Last modified 8.iii.2018