Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phytomyza hendeli

Phytomyza hendeli Hering, 1923

on Anemonastrum, Anemone

Phytomyza hendeli: mine

from Hering (1957a)

Phytomyza hendeli: vacated mines on Anemone nemorosa

Anemone nemorosa, Denmark, Geelskov © Morten Kofoed-Hansen

Phytomyza hendeli: mine on Anemone nemorosa

gallery section of the mine

Phytomyza hendeli: larva

larva (rear end); also a part is visible of the very beginning of the gallery


Narrow upper-surface corridor, often following the leaf margin. Frass initially in strings, later in widely dispersed sizeable grains. Pupation outside the mine (Hering, 1925b). Beiger (1960a) gives an illustration of the mine.

host plants

Ranunculaceae, narrowly oligophagous

Anemonastrum narcissiflorum; Anemone hortensis, hupehensis, nemorosa, ranunculoides.


Larvae in June-July (Hering, 1957a).


BE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

NE recorded (Kabos, 1971a).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

distribution within Europe

From Scandinavia and Finland to the Alps, and from the UK to Lithuania and Poland (Fauna Europaea, 2008); also Slovenia (Maček, 1999a).


See de Meijere (1926a).

Phytomyza hendeli: post spiraculum

posterior spiraculum (from Nowakowski, 1962b)


The description of the larva by Beri (1971a), taken from an “unidentified Compositae” cannot refer to this species.


Ahr (1966a), Andersen & Jonassen (1994a), Beiger (1960a, 1970a), Beri (1971e), Beuk (2002a), Buhr (1932a), Černý (2001a, 2011a), Černý & Bächli (2018a), Černý & Merz (2006a), Černý, Vála & Barták (2001a), Dreger & Myssura (2005a), Hering (1923a, 1925b, 1926a,b, 1955b, 1957a), Huber (1969a), Kabos (1971a), Maček (1999a), de Meijere (1926a), Michalska (1970a, 1976a), Nowakowski (1954a, 1962b), Pakalniškis (1995a, 2004a), Robbins (1991a), Sønderup (1949a), Spencer (1972a, 1976a), Starý (1930a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

Last modified 17.iii.2019