Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phytomyza aurei

Phytomyza aurei Hering, 1931


Corridor; according to Hering (1931f, 1957a) this forms a secondary blotch, but (1971b) believes this rather concerned a mine of Ph. chaerophylli.

host plants

Apiaceae, oligophagous

Chaerophyllum aromaticum, aureum, hirsutum; Conium maculatum.


Larvae in June – July (Hering (1957a).


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

distribution within Europe

From Lithuania to Switzerland, and from Germany to Slovakia (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Because larva and puparium are unknown, and the mine probably cannot be distinguished from the one of Ph. chaerophylli (Spencer, 1971b), this species for the time being can only be identified by breeding.


Beiger (1979b), Černý (2001a), Černý & Merz (2007a), Ci̇velek, Çikman & Dursun (2008a), Guglya (2021a), Hering (1931f, 1957a), Huber (1969a), Pakalniškis (1982b), Spencer (1971b), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

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