Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Napomyza carotae

Napomyza carotae Spencer, 1966


Oviposition as a rule in the stem, only occasionally in a leaf. In the latter case the larva makes an upper-surface corridor that ends upon a thick vein. From there it descends, through petiole and stem, down to the root. Here the pupation takes place (Spencer, 1973b).


Apiaceae, oligophagous

Anthriscus sylvestris; Daucus carota

Pest species (Darvas, Skuhravá & Andersen, 2000a). Also mentioned as a borer in the lower parts of the stem in Oenanthe aquatica by Pakalniškis (1998c).


Bivoltine (Scheirs, De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus, 1996a).


BE recorded (Scheirs, De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus, 1996a).

NE recorded (Spencer, 1966d).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

distribution within Europe

From Scandinavia to the Iberian Peninsula, and from the UK to Belarus and Hungary (Fauna Europaea, 2008).


Described by Wiesmann (1961a); rear spiraculum with ca. 20 papillae.


Phytomyza geniculata: Börner, 1907a; Phytomyza lateralis: Wiesman, 1961a.


Beiger (1989a), Benavent, Martínez, Moreno & Jiménez (2004a), Beuk (2002a), Černý (2004a), Černý & Merz (2007a), Černý & Vála (1999a), Ci̇velek, Çikman & Dursun (2008a), Civelek, Tonguc, Ozgul & Dursun (2007a), Darvas, Skuhravá & Andersen (2000a), Henshaw (2002a), Pakalniškis (1996b, 1998c), Scheirs, De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus (1996a), Spencer (1966d, 1973b,c, 1976a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a, 2000a), Wiesmann (1961a).

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