Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Liriomyza latigenis

Liriomyza latigenis (Hendel, 1920)

on Jacobaea


Upper surface, gradually widening gallery, often intersecting itself and forming a secondary blotch; no association with the leaf margin or the leaf venation. Frass sometimes in long strings, sometimes in irregularly distributed grains. Generally 2-6 mines in a leaf. Pupation external, exit slit mostly upper surface.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Jacobaea vulgaris.

distribution within Europe

The few records in Europe lay south of the line England-Uzbekistan.


Orange. Posterior spiracles with 3 papillae, the posterior one noticeably longer than the other two.


Černý (2011a), Černý, Andrade, Gonçalves & von Tschirnhaus (2018a), Černý & Merz (2006a), Papp & Černý (2018a), Spencer (1966a), Warrington (2019b).

Last modified 18.viii.2019