Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Liriomyza lesinensis

Liriomyza lesinensis Hering, 1967

Diptera, Agromyzidae


Primary blotch, that is expanded in the direction of the leaf tip; the mine expands over the midrib. The latest, youngest, part of the blotch is clearly shallower than the oldest part. Frass in gradullay larger grains. Pupation external, exit slit in upper epidermis.


Asteraceae, monophagous

Lactuca serriola.

distribution within Europe

Serbia (Fauna Europaea, 2010).


Mandible with two teeth, not alternating. Rear arms of the cephalic skeleton strongly chitinised to the end, black, slender, the dorsal one almost twice as long as the ventral one. Front spiraclum bud-like, with c. 9 papillae; rear spiraculum horseshoe-shaped, with 6 large papillae.


Reddish brown, slender, more than twice as long as wide. (In the related L. scorzonerae, that lives on the same host, the puparium is light yellow and less than twice as long as wide.)


Hering (1967a).


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