Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Metopomyza xanthaspis

Metopomyza xanthaspis (Loew, 1858)


The mine begins as a very narrow lower-surface corridor running in the direction of the leaf tip. Close to the tip the mine becomes upper-surface and redescends towards the leaf base, widening meanwihle, untill all space between the midrib and a leaf margin is occupied. In the later parts of the mine frass in relatively coarse irregular grains. Pupation outside the mine.


Cyperaceae, monophagous



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

NE recorded (de Meijere, 1924a).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

distribution within Europe

From Scandinavia to the Iberian Peninsula, Italy and Slovenia, and from the UK to the Baltic States and Hungary (Fauna Europaea, 2008).


Haplomyza, Liriomyza xanthaspis.


Beuk (2002a), Černý (2001a, 2007a), Černý & Merz (2007a), Černý & Vála (1999a), Černý, Vála & Barták (2001a), Ci̇velek, Çikman & Dursun (2008a), van Frankenhuyzen, Houtman & Kabos (1982a), Griffiths (1962a), Groschke (1954a), Hering (1930b, 1957a), Kabos (1971), Martinez (1984a), de Meijere (1924a, 1939a), Pakalniškis (1998a), Papp & Černý (2018a), Robbins (1991a), Scheirs, De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus (1995a), Spencer (1972a, 1976a), Süss (1982a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

Last modified 8.iii.2018