Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phytomyza brischkei

Phytomyza brischkei Hendel, 1922


A corridor, largely lower-surface, often following a vein. In the end a short upper-surface corridor or small blotch. Pupation outside the mine.

host plants

Fabaceae, oligophagous

Anthyllis vulneraria & subsp. alpestris; Trifolium alpinum, campestre, fragiferum, pratense, repens.


Larvae between June and September (Hering, 1957a).


BE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

NE recorded (de Meijere, 1924a).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

distribution within Europe

From Latvia and Belarus to the Pyrenees, and from the UK to Italy (Fauna Europaea, 2008); also Austria (von Tschirnhaus, 1982a).



Phytomyza anthyllidis Hering, 1954; Ph. vulnerariae Spencer, 1957.


Rare or difficult to find (or both?)


Ahr (1966a), Beiger (1979b), Beuk (2002a), Buhr (1932a, 1964a), Černý, Barták & Vaněk (2009a), Černý & Merz (2007a), Groschke (1957a), Hering (1925a, 1954a, 1955b, 1957a), Huber (1969a), Kabos (1971a), Kahanpää (2014a) Finland, Maček (1999a), de Meijere (1924a, 1925a, 1937a), Ostrauskas, Pakalniškis & Taluntytė (2003a), Pakalniškis (1998a), Spencer (1972a), Starke (1942a), Süss & Moreschi (2003a), Surányi (1942a), von Tschirnhaus (1982a, 1999a), Zoerner (1969a, 1970a).

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