Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phytomyza clematidis

Phytomyza clematidis Kaltenbach, 1859


Short narrow corridor, ending upon the midrib; from then on the larva continues as a borer. Puparium in the mine, may be in the petiole (Pakalniškis, 1995a, 2004a).


Ranunculaceae, oligophagous

Clematis cirrhosa, vitalba; Ranunculus acris, auricomus, lanuginosus, lingua.


BE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

NE recorded (burger a.o., 1985a).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

distribution within Europe

From the UK and Germany to Spain and Italy; also Lithuania, Hungary and Thrace (Fauna Europaea, 2008) and Turkey (Civelek, Deeming & Önder, 2000a).


Brownish, rear spiraculum with 10 papillae (Pakalniškis, 1995a).


Phytomyza mallorcensis Spencer, 1969.


De Meijere (1926a, 1928a) described the puparium of Ph. thalictri Escher-Künding, 1912, taken from the flowers of Thalictrum. Later (1937a, 1950a) he refers to this material as Ph. clematidis. This probably is not correct, but the relation between clematidis, thalictri and a third species, Ph. krygeri Hering, 1949 is far from clear.


Beuk (2002a), Burger ao (1985a), Černý (2007a, 2011a), Černý, Andrade, Gonçalves & von Tschirnhaus (2018a), Černý & Merz (2006a, 2007a), Černý & Vála (2006a), Ci̇velek, Çikman & Dursun (2008a), Civelek, Deeming & Önder (2000a), Ostrauskas, Pakalniškis & Taluntytė (2003a), Pakalniškis (1995a, 2004a), Spencer (1969a, 1972a, 1973c), Süss & Moreschi (2003a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

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