Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Liriomyza obliqua

Liriomyza obliqua Hendel, 1931-6

on Picris


A very short, initially linear mine, later producing a wide blotch, which
quickly turns brownish to dark brown, well visible on the upper surface of the leaf. Pupation external.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Picris hieracioides.

distribution within Europe

England, Lithuania, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania.


Brownish; the posterior spiracles are conical, adjoined basally, each having an ellipse of 9 minute papillae and the 10th being slightly elongate, finger-like and protuberant downward.


Černý & Merz (2007a), Ostrauskas, Pakalniškis & Taluntytė (2005a), Pakalniškis (1998a), Papp (2009a), Papp & Černý (2018a), Spencer (1971b), von Tschirnhaus (1999a), Warrington & von Tschirnhaus (2018a).

Last modified 12.iii.2019