Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phytomyza murina

Phytomyza murina Hendel, 1935

on Thalictrum


The larvae live in the flowers; there also the pupation.


Ranunculaceae, monophagous

Thalictrum minus.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


The brown puparium is evenly covered with the black, slightly bent, 0.02-0.03 mm long spinules, Hind spiraculum a circle of 9 papillae, which seem to be a combination of 3 smaller papillae.


Hering (1955b), Pakalniškis (1990a, 1998b, 2000a, 2004a), Sasakawa (1961a), Spencer (1976a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

Last modified 20.iii.2018