Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phytomyza latifolii

Phytomyza latifolii Groschke, 1957


Upper-surface corridor, especially in the beginning strongly contorted. The corridor widens appreciably, and often bifurcates. Frass initially in two neat rows of fine grains, later less regular, in coarser grains. Pupation outside the mine, exit slit in upper epidermis.


Apiaceae, monophagous

Laserpitium latifolium.


Larvae in July – August (Hering, 1957a).


Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

From Germany and Poland to Italy (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


“…very similar tot that of Ph. angelicae, 2.2 mm long, with prominent anal lobes; anterior spiracles with 10 bulbs; posterior spiracles with 16 bulbs in broad ellipse.” (Griffiths, 1973c).


Beiger (1960a), Černý & Merz (2007a), Griffiths (1973c), Groschke (1957a), Hering (1957a), Huber (1969a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

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