Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phytomyza notata

Phytomyza notata Meigen, 1830

on Ficaria, Ranunculus

Phytomyza notata: mine

Ranunculus acris, Retranchement


A short, broad corridor, with irregular sides. The mine often starts at a browned spot in the centre of the leaf. Pupation outside the mine; exit slit upper-surface.


Ranunculaceae, narrowly oligophagous

Ficaria verna; Ranunculus acris, alpestris, auricomus. breyninus, bulbosus, montanus, repens.


Larvae in June and August-September (Hering, 1957a).


BE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

NE recorded (Ellis, Retranchement).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

distribution within Europe

From Sweden and Finland to the Pyrenees and Italy, and from the UK to Belarus (Fauna Europaea, 2008); also Slovenia (Maček, 1999a).


Phytomyza pygmaea Zetterstedt, 1848; Ph. pseudonotata Hering, 1949.


Beiger (1979a,b), Bland (1992b), Buhr (1964a), Černý (2013a), Černý, Barták & Vaněk (2009a), Černý & Merz (2007a), Hering (1941a, 1949a, 1955b, 1957a), Maček (1999a), Pakalniškis (1983a, 1990a, 1998a, 2004a), Spencer (1972a, 1976a), Stammer (2016a), von Tschirnhaus (1982a, 1999a), Zoerner (1969a).

Last modified 13.vii.2019