Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phytomyza pimpinellae

Phytomyza pimpinellae Hendel, 1924


Elongated upper-surface blotch with conspicuous primary feeding lines. Frass partly in pear strings. Pupation outside the mine (Spencer, 1954a).

host plants

Apiaceae, monophagous

Pimpinella major, saxifraga.


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


BE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

NE recorded (de Meijere, 1939a).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

distribution within Europe

From Scandinavia to Bosnia-Hercegovina, and from Britain to Belarus (Fauna Europaea, 2008).


Described by de Meijere (1937a);; front spiraculum bifid, each branch with 3 papillae.


Andersen (2013a), Andersen & Jonassen (1994a), Beiger (1970a), Beuk (200a), Buhr (1932a, 1964a), Černý (2001a, 2013a), Černý & Bächli (2018a), Černý & Vála (1996a), Dreger & Myssura (2005a), Guglya (2021a), Hering (1925a, 1955b, 1957a), Huber (1969a), Maček (1999a), de Meijere (1937a, 1939a), Michalska (1970a, 1972a, 2003a), Nowakowski (1954a), Ostrauskas, Pakalniškis & Taluntytė (2003a), Pakalniškis (1982b, 1998a), Robbins (1991a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Spencer (1954a, 1972a, 1976a), Stammer (2016a), Starke (1942a), Starý (1930a), Surányi (1942a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a), Zoerner (1969a).

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