Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phytomyza archangelicae

Phytomyza archangelicae Hering, 1937

Phytomyza archangelicae: mine on Angelica sylvestris

Angelica sylvestris, Belgium, Hautes Fagnes, Jansbach; © Jonas Mortelmans

Phytomyza archangelicae: mine on Angelica sylvestris

underside; also the exit slit is visible

Phytomyza archangelicae mine

Angelica sylvestris, Germany (Baden-Württemberg), Baden-Weiler

Phytomyza archangelicae mine

lower-surface initial part of the mine


Corridor, lower-surface at first, upper-surface later. The upper part is 7-10 cm long and no more than 2 mm wide in the end. Frass in thick, black grains, sometimes pearl chains. Pupation outside the mine, exit slit either in upper or in lower epidermis.


Apiaceae, monophagous

Angelica archangelica, sylvestris.


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


BE recorded (Mortelmans ao, 2014a).

NE found several times in the Netherlands.

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

distribution within Europe

Sweden, Lithuania, Germany, Poland (Fauna Europaea, 2008); possibly also UK (Robbins, 1991a) and Slovenia (Maček, 1999a).



Phytomyza nilssoni Rydén, 1956.


Buhr (1964a), Griffiths (1964a, 1973c), Hering (1955a, 1957a), Maček (1999a), de Meijere (1937a), Mortelmans, Boeraeve, Tamsyn, Proesmans & Dekeukeleire (2014a), Nowakowski (1954a), Robbins (1991a), Spencer (1976a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).


Last modified 25.vii.2017