Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Liriomyza taraxaci

Liriomyza taraxaci Hering 1927


Taraxacum officinale, Arnhem


em>Taraxacum officinale, Castricum: frass pattern


Elongated upper surface blotch with fairly little frass in loose grains. Pupation outside the mine; exit slit in upper epidermis.

host plants

Asteraceae, narrowly oligophagous

Aposeris foetida; Leontodon; Taraxacum officinale


Larvae in April-May and July-August (Hering, 1957a).


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

NE recorded (de Meijere, 1924a, as L. hieracii on Taraxacum).

LUX recorded (Ellis: Clervaux, Kautenbach, Luxemburg).

distribution within Europe

From Scandinavia, the Baltic States and Belarus tot the Iberian Peninsula and Italy, and from Ireland to Romania and Bulgaria (Buhr, 1941b, Fauna Europaea, 2008; Maček, 1999a; Süss, 2003a).




Liriomyza aposeridis Beiger, 1972.

parasitoids, predators

Chrysocharis orbicularis.


Andersen (2016a), Andersen & Jonassen (1994a), Beiger (1955a, 1960a, 1970a, 1972d, 1979a), Beuk (2002a), De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus (1991a), Buhr (1932a, 1941b, 1964a), Černý (2011a), Černý, Andrade, Gonçalves & von Tschirnhaus (2018a), Černý, Barták & Roháček (2004a), Černý, Barták & Vaněk (2009a), Černý & Merz (2007a), Černý & Vála (1996a, 1999a), Černý, Vála & Barták (2001a), Csóka (2003a), Drăghia (1970a), Eiseman & Lonsdale (2018a), van Frankenhuyzen Houtman & Kabos (1982a), Guglya (2021a), Haase (1942a), Hering (19267b, 1931-32f, 1943a, 1955b), Huber (1969a), Kabos (1971a), Kvičala (1938a), de Meijere (1924a, 1925a, 1934a. 1939a), Maček (1999a), Manning (1956a), Michalska (1970a, 1972a, 1976a), Nowakowski (1954a), Ostrauskas, Pakalniškis & Taluntytė (2003a), Pakalniškis (1982b, 1990a, 1998a), Papp & Černý (2018a), Robbins (1991a), Scheirs, De Bruyn & Verdyck (1993a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Sønderup (1949a), Spencer (1953a, 1954b, 1971a, 1972a, 1976a, 1990a), Starý (1930a), Süss (2003a), Surányi (1942a), von Tschirnhaus (1982a, 1999a), Ureche (2010a), Zoerner (1969a).

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