Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phytomyza angelicastri

Phytomyza angelicastri Hering, 1932

Phytomyza angelicastri: mine on Angelica sylvestris

Angelica sylvestris, Susteren: mine lighted from behind

Phytomyza angelicastri: mine on Angelica sylvestris

leaf lower surface

Phytomyza angelicastri: mine on Angelica slvestris

Angelica sylvestris, Belgium, prov. Luxembourg, Ambly © Jean-Yves Baugnée

Phytomyza angelicastri: mine on Angelica slvestris

same mine, underside


Upper-surface gallery, often following the leaf margin for some length, finally strongly widened. The real start of the mine, however, is a long narrow epidermal corridor in the lower surface of the leaf, made by the first instar larva (Allen, 1956a). Pupation outside the mine, exit slit generally in the lower epidermis.


Apiaceae, oligophagous

Aegopodium podagraria; Angelica sylvestris

Only occasionally on Aegopodium.


Larvae in June and August (Hering, 1957a).


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

NE recorded (Ellis, several localities).

LUX recorded (Ellis: Kautenbach, Hobscheid).

distribution within Europe

From Scandinavia and Finland to the Pyrenees, Alps and Slovakia, and from Ireland to Lithuania and Poland; also Bulgaria (Fauna Europaea, 2008).





Ahr (1966a), Allen (1956a, 1957b), Beiger (1965a, 1970a, 1979a, 1980a), de Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus (1991a), Buhr (1941b), Černý (2001a, 2011a), Černý & Vála (1996a, 1999a), Dreger & Myssura (2005a), Griffiths (1962a, 1973c), Hering (1932h, 1955b, 1957a), Huber (1969a), Maček (1999a), Manning (1956a), de Meijere (1938a), Michalska (1970a, 1976a), Ostrauskas, Pakalniškis & Taluntytė (2003a), Robbins (1991a), Scheirs, De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus (1999a), Skala (1951a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Spencer (1953a, 1972a, 1976a), Starke (1942a), Surányi (1942a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a), Zoerner (1969a).

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