Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phytomyza mylini

Phytomyza mylini Hering, 1954


The mine begins as a narrow corridor along the leaf margin. This widens into an upper-surface blotch, that almost invariably contains some elliptic full depth patches. Frass irregular, grains closely together, sometimes partly in pearl chains. Pupation outside the mine. Beiger (1960a) presents an illustration.


Apiaceae, oligophagous

Carum; Daucus carota; Ligusticum lucidum; Selinum carvifolia.

Hering (1957a) also mentions Seseli libanotis as a possible host plant; this was based on a somewhat uncertain observation under semi-natural circumstances (botanical garden). However, Beiger (1960a) mentions mylini from another Seseli species, viz., S. montanum. Recently also reared from Cicuta virosa (Pakalniškis, 2000a).


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


Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

distribution within Europe

Germany, Poland, and Lithuania (Fauna Europaea, 2008); also Slovenia (Maček, 1999a)..



Beiger (1960a, 1965a), Černý, Vála & Barták (2001a), Dreger & Myssura (2005a), Henshaw & Howse (1989a), Hering (1954a, 1955b, 1957a), Maček (1999a), Ostrauskas, Pakalniškis & Taluntytė (2003a), Pakalniškis (1995a, 2000a), Spencer (1971a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).


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