Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Liriomyza eupatoriana

Liriomyza eupatoriana Spencer, 1954


Corridor, almost invariably in the ultimate cm of the tip of a leaf segment. The corridor is contorted so strongly that a compact secondary blotch is formed. When exeptionally the mine is not in the leaf tip, it is closely adjoining the leaf margin; never is a mine formed in the leaf centre. Frass irregular, in black threads and lumps, frequently at wide intervals, on alternate sides of the mine. The mine is upper-surface, except for the very last section that is lower-surface. Here pupation takes place. The puparium projects for about half of its length out of the mine (Spencer, 1954c).


Asteraceae: monophagous

Euptorium cannabinum.


Larvae in summer and in autumn (Robbins, 1991a).


Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

distribution within Europe

From Lithuania tot the Iberian Peninsula, and from the UK to Italy and Serbia (Fauna Europaea, 2008).


Rear spiraculum with 3 papillae.




Beiger (1980a), Černý (2013a), Drăghia (1968a), Griffiths (1962a), Maček (1999a), Manning (1956a), Michalska (1970a, 2003a), Pakalniškis (1990a, 1993a), Papp & Černý (2018a), Robbins (1991a), Spencer (1954a,c, 1972a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a), Ureche (2010a), Zoerner (1970a).

Last modified 8.iii.2018