Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phytomyza diversicornis

Phytomyza diversicornis Hendel, 1927

on Pedicularis


The larva lies as a borer in the pith of the stem; found by Bland also in the wall of te ovary. Pupation generally internal.


Orobanchaceae, monophagous

Pedicularis palustris, sylvatica.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Yellowish brown, strongly shining. Posterior spiracula with a strong central spine, surrounded by a large number of papillae,
Phytomyza diversicornis: puparium

puparium and posterior spiraculum (from de Meijere, 1943a).


Bland (1999a, 2009a), Hering (1949d), de Meijere (1943a, 1950a), Pakalniškis (1998a), Spencer (1976a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

Last modified 21.iii.2018