Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phytomyza arnicicola

Phytomyza arnicicola Lundquist, 1949


Corridor, up to 100 long and 2-3 mm wide, with conspicuous primary feeding lines and frass in very large, widely dispersed grains. Pupation outside the mine.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Arnica angustifolia.

Because the species has also been found in Czechia, where angustifolia does not occur, probably also A. montana is a host plant.


Larvae in July (Hering, 1957a).

distribution within Europe

Sweden (Lapland), Czechia (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Černý & Bächli (2018a), Černý & Vála (1996a), Hering (1957a), Spencer (1976a).

Last modified 17.iii.2019