Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phytomyza cineracea

Phytomyza cineracea Hendel, 1920

on Ranunculus


The larva lives as a borer in the pith of the stem.

host plants

Ranunculaceae, monophagous

Ranunculus aconitifolius, acris, breyninus, lanuginosus, polyanthemos subsp. nemorosus, repens.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Described by de Meijere (1928a). Rear spiraculum with ± 20 papillae.


The species is closely related, according to Spencer conspecific, with Phytomyza nigritula.
According to Černý ao (2018a) the biology of this species is not known!


Buhr (1964a), Černý (2013a), Černý, Andrade, Gonçalves & von Tschirnhaus (2018a), de Meijere (1928a, 1939a), Sasakawa (1961a), Spencer (1954a, 1976a, 1990a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

Last modified 15.viii.2022