Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phytomyza bupleuri

Phytomyza bupleuri Hering, 1963

Diptera, Agromyzidae


The initial part of the mine is a short lower-surface corridor. The is followed by an upper-surface corridor, mostly starting near the leaf tip and descending towards the base, widening quickly and strongly. The corridor lies in loops, and may form a secondary blotch. Frass in nail-shaped fragments, the “head” close to the side of the corridor. In a rainy period the frass liquifies to green zigzag band. Pupation outside the mine; exit slit in upper epidermis.


Apiaceae, monophagous

Bupleurum falcatum.


Larvae in April-May (Hering, 1963a).


Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

distribution within Europe

Germany (Fauna Europaea, 2008); cited by Gil Ortiz (2009a) from Spain.


Napomyza bupleuri.


Gil Ortiz (2009a), Gil-Ortiz, Martinez & Jiménez-Peydró (2010a), Hering (1963a), Spencer (1990a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).


Last modified 17.vii.2017