Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phytomyza pubicornis

Phytomyza pubicornis Hendel, 1920


Aegopodium podagraria, Amsterdam


another mine, in more detail


Upper-surface corridor, starting at a random location in the blade. Initially the loops are rather close, later they are looser; there also the corridor widens, but not so strongly by far as in Ph. obscurella on the same plant. Frass in irregular, rather fine, black grains. Pupation outside the mine.

host plants

Apiaceae, monophagous

Aegopodium podagraria.


Just one generation per year, in May-June (Hering, 1957a; Buhr, 1964a).


p>BE recorded (De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus, 1991a).

NE recorded (de Meijere, 1924a).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

distribution within Europe

From Scandinavia to the Alps, and from the UK to Belarus (Fauna Europaea, 2008); also Finland (Kahanpaa & Winqvist, 2003a).



Pale brown.


Ahr (1966a), Beiger (1955a, 1960a, 1965a, 1970a, 1979a), Beuk (2002a), De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus (1991a), Buhr (1964a), Černý (2001a, 2011a), Černý & Merz (2006a, 2007a), Černý & Vála (1996a, 1999a), Černý, Vála & Barták (2001a), Chałańska, Łabanowski & Soika (2006a), Ci̇velek, Çikman & Dursun (2008a), Dreger & Myssura (2005a), Hering (1955b, 1957a), Huber (1969a), Kahanpaa & Winqvist (2003a), Maček (1999a), de Meijere (1924a, 1926a, 1939a), Michalska (1970a, 1972a, 1976a, 2003a), Michna (1975a), Nowakowski (1954a), Pakalniškis (1998a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Sønderup (1949a), Spencer (1976a), Starke (1942a), Starý (1930a), Surányi (1942a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

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