Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phytoliriomyza melampyga

Phytoliriomyza melampyga (Loew, 1869)


Impatiens parviflora, Ommen


Impatiens noli-tangere, Duitsland (Baden-Württemberg), Baden-Weiler


Impatiens glandulifera, Duitsland (Baden-Württemberg), Baden-Weiler


Long untidy corridor that irregularly widens and narrows. Frass in lumps, strings or thread fragments. Pupation outside the mine.

host plants

Balsaminaceae. monophagous

Impatiens capensis, glandulifera, noli-tangere, parviflora, scabrida.

Very common, especially on the two neophytes I. glandulifera and parviflora.


Mines found from June-September.


BE recorded (De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus, 1991a).

NE recorded (de Meijere, 1924a).

LUX recorded (Ellis: Kautenbach, Hobscheid).

distribution within Europe

From Scandinavia to the Pyrenees and Slovakia, and from Ireland to Poland; also Roumania (Fauna Europaea, 2008).



Agromyza impatientis Brischke, 1880; A. flaviventris Johnson, 1902.


Beiger (1960a, 1965a), Beri (1971d), Beuk (2002a), Bland (2001a), De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus (1991a), Buhr (1932a, 1941b, 1964a), Černý (2001a), Černý & Merz (2007a), Černý & Vála (1996a, 1999a), Černý, Vála & Barták (2001a), Csóka (2003a), Dempewolf (2001a), van Frankenhuyzen Houtman & Kabos (1982a), Guglya (2021a), Haase (1942a), Hering (1955b, 1957a), Huber (1969a), Kabos (1971a), Kvičala (1938a), Maček (1999a), McCulloch (2019a), de Meijere (1924a, 1925a, 1939a), Michalska (1970a, 1972a, 1976a, 2003a), Nowakowski (1954a), Ostrauskas, Pakalniškis & Taluntytė (2003a), Pakalniškis (1982b), Papp & Černý (2018a), Popescu-Gorj & Drăghia (1966a), Robbins (1991a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Sønderup (1949a), Spencer (1953a, 1972a, 1976a), Stammer (2016a), Starke (1942a), Starý (1930a), Surányi (1942a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a), Ureche (2010a), Zoerner (1969a).

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