Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Liriomyza sativae

Liriomyza sativae Blanchard, 1938


Corridor, freely winding through the leaf. Frass in strings. Pupation outside the mine.


Strongly polyphagous

Chrysanthemum; Lycopersicon esculentum………

In temperate regions only in greenhouses.

distribution within Europe

Tropical species; not yet recorded in Europe (EPPO, 2004a; Fauna Europaea, 2007).


Orange yellow; rear spiraculum with 3 papillae, the outer ones somewhat elongated (Spencer, 1973b; Central Science Laboratory UK, 2004a). Mandibles with 2 teeth, alternating. A picture of the cephalic skeleton can be found in Petitt (1990a).


Orange yellow (Spencer, 1973b; Central Science Laboratory UK, 2004a).

parasitoids, predators

Cyrtogaster vulgaris; Diglyphus chabrias, crassinervis, minoeus; Neochrysocharis formosa.


In temperate regions a very serious greenhouse pest, especially in Solanaceae, Fabaceae and Cucurbitaceae crops (Spencer, 1973b).


Capinera (2005a), Central Science Laboratory UK (2004a), Chen & Wang (2006a), Çikman, Beyarslan & Civelek (2006a), Ci̇velek, Çikman & Dursun (2008a), Collins (0000a), Eiseman & Lonsdale (2018a), European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (2004a), Papp & Černý (2018a), Parella (1987a), Petitt (1990a), Shiao (2004a), Spencer (1973b), Yefremova, Civelek, Boyadzhiyev, ao (2011a).

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