Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Liriomyza wachtlii

Liriomyza wachtlii Hendel, 1920


Long, slender gallery with parallel sides, over long distances following the venation of the leaf. Frass in separate grains, in two rows along the sides. Larva solitary. Pupation external, exit slit in the lower epidermis.

host plants

Melianthaceae, monophagous

Veratrum album, lobelianum, nigrum.


Larvae in June, July (Herring, 1957a).

distribution within Europe

Fennoscandia, Germany, Austria (Fauna Europaea, 2010).



Liriomyza veratri Groschke, 1955.

Spencer (1976a) and von Tschirnhaus (1999a) consider L. wachtli the correct spelling of the species’ name.


The larva not only lives as a leafminer, but also in the fruits (Spencer, 1976a).


Černý (2009a), Černý, Barták & Vaněk (2009a), Černý & Bächli (2018a), Dempewolf (2001a), Groschke (1955a), Hering (1955a,b, 1957a), Maček (1999a), Papp & Černý (2018a), Spencer (1976a), Starke (1942a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

Last modified 17.iii.2019