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), Meijer, Smit, Beukeboom & Schilthuizen (2012a), 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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