Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Metopomyza junci

Metopomyza junci von Tschirnhaus, 1981


The mine begins as an upper-surface corridor in the top half of a leaf. The mine widens quickly, ultimately occupying the entire width of the leaf. In the final half of the mine frass in widely spaced grains. Pupation outside the mine; exit slit in upper epidermis.


Juncaceae, narrowly monophagous

Juncus gerardi.


BE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

NE recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

distribution within Europe

From the Netherland and Denmark to Poland and Lithuania (Fauna Europaea, 2008).


Yellow, front spiracula pale brown, rear spiracula dark brown (von Tschirnhaus, 1981a).


Blackish, with deep intersegmental incision. The puparium often sticks to the leaf (von Tschirnhaus, 1981a).


Described from salt flats in the Kieler Bucht (northern Germany).


Pakalniškis (2000a), Papp & Černý (2018a), von Tschirnhaus (1981a, 1999a), Warrington & Perry (2020a).

Last modified 3.v.2020