Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Napomyza bellidis

Napomyza bellidis Griffiths, 1967


Most of the time the larva lives in the midrib of the rosette leaves. Now and then short excursions are made into the blade. At first they are pale green, later they are almost full depth and whitish, and quite conspicuous. They do not contain frass. The larva may migrate from one leaf to another by way of the heart of the rosette. For its development it needs 3-4 leaves. Pupation within the mine. Before that the larva has scraped clean the wall of the pupal chamber up to the cuticula.


Asteraceae, monophagous

Bellis perennis.


BE recorded (Scheirs, De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus, 1999a).

NE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

distribution within Europe

From Scandinavia tot the Pyrenees, and from the UK to the Ukraine (Fauna Europaea, 2008).


Černý (2004a, 2007a, 2009a, 2011a), Černý, Andrade, Gonçalves & von Tschirnhaus (2018a), Černý & Merz (2006a, 2007a), Ci̇velek, Çikman & Dursun (2008a), Griffiths (1967c), Scheirs, De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus (1999a), Spencer (1972a), Süss (1999a).

Last modified 15.xii.2018