Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Liriomyza pascuum

Liriomyza pascuum (Meigen, 1838)

Liriomyza pascuum mine on Euphorbia amygdaloides

Euphorbia amygdaloides, Britain, Savernake Forest; © Jojanneke Bijkerk

Liriomyza pascuum mine on Euphorbia amygdaloides

Euphorbia amygdaloides, Amstelveen, JP Thijssepark

Liriomyza pascuum: mine on Euphorbia sp.

Euphorbia spec., Belgium, prov. Namur, Parc National de Furfooz © Stéphane Claerebout


Primary upper-surface blotch without a trace of a preceding corridor, generally containing several larvae. The mine contains much greenish and half-deliquescent frass. Pupation outside the mine.

host plants

Euphorbiaceae, monophagous

Euphorbia amygdaloides. characias, dulcis, esula, nicaeensis subsp. glareosa, palustris, pithyusa.


Larvae from May to September (Hering, 1957a).


BE recorded (De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus, 1991a).

NE recorded (Kabos, 1971, as L. pusilla on Euphorbia).

LUX recorded (Ellis: Kautenbach).

distribution within Europe

From the UK and Polen to the Iberian Peninsula; also Roumania and Corsica (Fauna Europaea, 2008); also Bulgaria (Buhr (1941b), Slovenia (Maček, 1999a), and Turkey (Civelek, 2004a).



Liriomyza pusilla: Kabos, 1971; van Frankenhuyzen, Houtman & Kabos (1982a).


Beiger (1970a, 1979a), De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus (1991a), Buhr (1941a), Civelek (2004a), Ci̇velek, Çikman & Dursun (2008a), Drăghia (1970a, 1974a), van Frankenhuyzen, Houtman & Kabos (1982a), Hering (1932g, 1936b, 1957a), Huber (1969a), Kabos (1971a), Maček (1999a), Martinez & Sobhian (2000a), de Meijere (1938a), Papp & Černý (2018a), Robbins (1991a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Spencer (1972a), Starý (1930a), Surányi (1942a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a), Ureche (2010a).

Last modified 20.xii.2018