Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phytomyza enigmoides

Phytomyza enigmoides Hering, 1937

on Ranunculus


The larva initially mines in the bark of the stem, but later lives as a borer in the deeper tissues; there also the puparium

host plants

Ranunculaceae, monophagous

Ranunculus cassubicus.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


The puparium strongly resembles the one of Ph. evanescens.


Phytomyza enigma Hering, 1936 nec Malloch, 1934.


Černý (2009a), Hering (1936c, 1937c), Pakalniškis (1998c, 2004a), Spencer (1954a, 1972a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a), Warrington (2019c), Winqvist, Černý & Andersen (2020a).

Last modified 10.i.2021