Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Liriomyza latipalpis

Liriomyza latipalpis Hendel,1920


Narrow corridor, spiralling around the leaves; often a part of the mine runs in the deeper parts. Frass in strings, but not in “the typical pattern” (von Tschirnhaus, 1981a). Pupation as a rule within the mine.


Juncaginaceae, monophagous

Triglochin maritima


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

distribution within Europe

Sweden, Denmark, UK, Germany, Poland (Fauna Europaea, 2008).


Until the study by von Tscrirnhaus (1981a) of the mining fauna of the German Wadden coast it was assumed that Triglochin maritimum and palustre were mined by just one Liriomyza species, viz., L. triglochinae (recently rebaptised into L. angulicornis). Von Tschirnhaus found that on T. maritimum two Liriomyza’s co-occur, sometimes even in the same mine: L. angulicornis and L. latipalpis. Which of the two occurs on the inland T. palustre is not yet known.


Bland (2001a), Papp & Černý (2018a), Spencer (1976a), von Tschirnhaus (1981a, 1999a).

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