Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phytomyza flavofemorata

Phytomyza flavofemorata Strobl, 1893

on Melampyrum

parasiteThe larvae develop in the young fruits; the also the pupation.

host plants

Orobanchaceae, monophagous

Melampyrum arvense, pratense.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Reddish brown to black.
Phytomyza flavofemorata: hind spiraculum

hind spiraculum (from de Meijere, 1926d)


Phytomyza flavivertex Hering, 1955; Ph. lapponica Rydén, 1949; Ph. melampyri Hering, 1934; Ph. pratensis de Meijere, 1926.


Beuk (2002a), Cerny (2001a), Černý & Bächli (2018a), Černý & Vála (1999a), Černý, Vála & Barták (2001a), Hering (1934d, 1955b), Kabos (1971a), de Meijere (1924a, 1926a, 1939a), Pakalniškis (1990a, 1998a), Rydén (1956a), Spencer (1976a, 199a), Starke (1942a), Süss (1982a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a), Vála & Rohacek (1983a).

Last modified 17.iii.2019