Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phytomyza novitzkyi

Phytomyza novitzkyi Hering, 1958

on Clematis


The larva makes a 2-3 cm lang gallery in the stem, mainly as a borer. Oviposition in a leaf axil. Locally de stem swells into a gall. Pupation probably external.


Ranunculaceae, monophagous

Clematis recta.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


The larva is described by Hering (1958a).
Phytomyza novitzkyi: larval spiracula

front spiracula (top) and hind spiracula (from Hering, 1958a)


Hering (1958a), Spencer (1990a), Süss (1999a).

Last modified 20.iii.2018