Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Liriomyza graminivora

Liriomyza graminivora Hering, 1949


Upper-surface corridor. Frass in strings or closely packed grains, along the sides of the corridor. The mine is said to descend from the leaf tip to the base. Pupation outside the mine.


Poaceae, oligophagous

Arrhenatherum elatius; Festuca ovina; Hordeum murinum; Ochlopoa annua; Poa compressa.


Larvae in May-June and August-September (Hering, 1957a).


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

distribution within Europe

From Germany to Lithuania and Slovakia (Fauna Europaea, 2008); also Spain Černý & Merz (2007a).



The species has been recorded from the UK by Robbins (1991a). This is not very plausible. The material came from an aberrant host plant (Arrhenatherum) and the record does not fit well in the geographical distribution, as far as presently known.


Černý (2001a), Černý & Merz (2006a, 2007a), Černý, Vála & Barták (2001a), Gil Ortiz (2009a), Gil-Ortiz, Martinez & Jiménez-Peydró (2010a), Griffiths (1962a), Hering (1949b, 1954a, 1957a), Pakalniškis (1990a, 1998a), Papp & Černý (2018a), Robbins (1991a). von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

Last modified 8.iii.2018