Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phytomyza myosotica

Phytomyza myosotica Nowakowski, 1959


Rather small upper-surface secondary blotch in the leaf apex, generally beginning with a short corridor that mostly is overrun by the later blotch. No feeding lines recognisable. The final part of the mine is a lower-surface corridor, mostly following a vein and containing no frass. At its end an exit slit is made; mostly the larve pupates within the mine, just before the exit.


Boraginaceae, oligophagous

Myosotis alpestris, arvensis, decumbens, scorpioides, sylvatica.

Found by Maček (1999a) also on Symphytum tuberosum.


Larvae found in Agust (Nowakowski, 1959a); Robbins (1991a) mentions a summer and an autumn generation.


Niet bekend uit de Benelux-landen (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

distribution within Europe

From the UK to Lithuania, Poland and Czechia (Fauna Europaea, 2008); also Slovenia (Maček, 1999a).


Front spiraculum with 15-18, rear spiraculum with 15-19 papillae; rear spiraculum bifid (Nowakowski, 1959a; Beiger, 1975a; Griffiths, 1975a).


Beiger (1960a, 1970a, 1975a), Černý & Vála (1996a), Dreger & Myssura (2005a), Griffiths (1962a, 1975a), Hering (1963a), Maček (1999a), Nowakowski (1959a), Pakalniškis (1986a), Robbins (1991a), Spencer (1972a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

Last modified 11.xii.2017