Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phytomyza krygeri

Phytomyza krygeri Hering, 1949

on Aquilegia

Phytomyza krygeri: feeding trace on Aquilegia cult.

Aquilegia cult., UK, Norfolk, Downham Market, 5.vii.2018 © Rob Edmunds

Phytomyza krygeri: feeding trace on Aquileia fruit

infected mericarps (here with exit hole) turn brown prematurely.

Phytomyza krygeri: puparium

puparium dorsal

Phytomyza krygeri: puparium

puparium ventrolateral

Phytomyza krygeri: feeding trace

damaged seeds next to undamaged ripe ones

Phytomyza krygeri larva in Aquilegia fruit

Aquilegia vulgaris, Oostelijk Denemarken © Simon Haarder: larva in an opened fruit

Phytomyza krygeri larva



The larvae live in the fruits, feeding on the seeds; there also the blackish brown puparia.

host plants

Ranunculaceae, monophagous

Aquilegia vulgaris.


Possibly conspecific with Phytomyza franzii; if this synonymy is confirmed, franzi would be the valid name. But see also Ph. thalictri


Described by Dempewolf.


Andersen (2013a), Černý & Bächli (2018a), Dempewolf (2001a), Eiseman, Lonsdale, van der Linden ao (2021a), de Goffau & Jongema (1993a), Hering (949b, 1957a), Jennings (2014c), Spencer (1976a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

Last modified 19.ii.2021