Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Liriomyza soror

Liriomyza soror Hendel, 1931


Strictly upper-surface corridor; often the loops are so close that a secondary blotch develops. The mine resembles a compact version of the one of Phytomyza cirsii. Frass at first in isolated grains, later in strings, not along the sides but untidily scattered over the mine.


Asteraceae, monophagous

Cirsium arvense, oleraceum.


Larvae in June-July and September (Hering, 1957a).


BE recorded (Scheirs, De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus, 1995a).

NE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

distribution within Europe

From Germany to the Pyrenees, and from the UK to the Baltic States and Hungary (Fauna Europaea, 2008).



Beiger (1979a), Černý (2001a, 2011a), Černý & Vála (1999a), Černý, Vála & Barták (2001a), Hering (1955a, 1957a), Huber (1969a), Maček (1999a), Martinez (1984a), Ostrauskas, Pakalniškis & Taluntytė (2003a), Papp & Černý (2018a) Robbins (1991a), Scheirs, De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus (1995a), Spencer (1972a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

Last modified 8.iii.2018