Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Liriomyza virgo

Liriomyza virgo (Zetterstedt, 1838)

on Equisetul


Oviposition 1-2 cm under the top of a lateral branch. From this point the larve descends, mining the bark. Mined parts turn black and die off (Dempewolf).


Equisetaceae, monophagous

Equisetum fluviatile.

In Canada also Equisetum palustre (Lonsdale).


Probably several generations.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Rear spiracula large, with ± 40 papillae.


The puparium half protruded from te epidermis, but is well anchored by the large rear spiracula.


Andersen (2016a), Beuk (2002a), Buhr (1932a, 1964a), Černý & Merz (2006a), Černý, Vála & Barták (2001a, Dempewolf (2001a), Hering (1962a), Lonsdale (2017a), de Meijere (1924a), Ostrauskas, Pakalniškis & Taluntytė (2003a), Pakalniškis (1986a, 1990a), Papp & Černý (2018a), Robbins (1991a), Scheirs, De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus (1999a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Spencer (1972a, 1976a, 1990a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a), Vála & Rohacek (1983a).

Last modified 10.iii.2018