Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phytomyza leucanthemi larva

Phytomyza leucanthemi


Leucanthemum vulgare, Amstelveen, JP Thijssepark (dead larva): front and rear spiraculum


cephalic skeleton and mandibles


rear spiraculum, spinulation


Leucanthemum vulgare, Nieuwendam: note the transverse band of spines behind the mouth

Phytomyza leucanthemi larva

Leucanthemum vulgare, Germany, Berlin; from Hering (1954a); a : cephalic skeleton; b : frontal region of head; c : frontal spiraculum; d : rear spiraculum; e : part of the spinulation of the first abdominal segment, lateral; scale line is 0.1 mm.

The larva is described by Hering (1954a); rear spiraculum with 18-20 papillae.


Last modified 25.vii.2017