Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phytomyza aconitella

Phytomyza aconitella Hendel, 1934


Very long (up to 20 cm), hardly widening corridor. Frass in concentrations that are 5-10 mm apart. Pupation outside the mine.

host plants

Ranunculaceae, monophagous

Aconitum lycoctonum subsp. neapolitanum + vulparia, napellus, variegatum; Delphinium.


Larvae in July – August (Hering, 1957a).


Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

Germany, Poland, Austria, Slovenia (Maček, 1999a; Fauna Europaea, 2009); Mountain species (Hering, 1957a).


Mandible with 2 teeth, alternating rear spiraculum bifid, with 20 papillae (de Meijere, 1937a).


Ahr (1966a), Haase (1942a), Hering (1957a), Huber (1969a), Maček (1999a), de Meijere (1937a), Seidel (1957a), Skala (1936a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

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