Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phytomyza chaerophylli larva

Phytomyza chaerophylli


Anthriscus sylvestris, Nieuwendam


mandibles and frontal appendage; rear end


front and rear spiraculum, lateral


front and rear spiraculum, dorsal


mouth field

The larva is described by Meijere (1926a, as anthrisci and as chaerophylli) and by Allen (1957b, as anthrisci, conopodii, tordylii). The larva bears on its “head” a finger-shaped frontal appendage. This organ is found in several agromyzid larvae; its function is not known. Front spiraculum bifid, with 10-12 papillae; rear spiraculum with 16-22 papillae in a rough ellipse.

Also Beri (1971e) presents a description of the larva; however, his material was taken from an “unidentified Compositae” making it obvvious that it was incorrectly identified.


Last modified 25.vii.2017