Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phytomyza pullula

Phytomyza pullula Zetterstedt, 1848

on Asteraceae, Anthemideae


Tripleurospermum maritimum, Mantinge


Tripleurospermum maritimum, Amstelveen


Very fine corridor, upper- or lower-surface, even in the narrowest leaf segments. The corridor may be up to 14 cm long (Sehgal, 1971a). Generally the corridor descends towards the leaf base. Frass in pearl chains of loose grains, hardly in strings. Pupation outside the mine.

host plants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Achillea alpina, grandifolia, impatiens, ligustica, millefolium, nobilis, odorata, roseoalba; Anacyclus; Anthemis cotula; Cladanthus mixtus; Cota tinctoria; Cotula altissima, coronopifolia, nigellifolia, triumfettii; Daveaua anthemoides; Leucanthemopsis alpina; Matricaria chamomilla, discoidea; Tanacetum vulgare; Tripleurospermum hookeri, maritimum.


Larvae from May to September, in two generations (FHering, 1957a).


BE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

NE recorded (de Meijere, 1926a).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

distribution within Europe

From Scandinavia and Finland to the Iberian Peninsula, Corsica and Italy, and from the UK to the Baltic States and Hungary (Fauna Europaea, 2008).


Described by de Meijere (1926a) and Sehgal (both as Ph. matricariae); rear spiraculum with 18-20 papillae.


Shining black.


Phytomyza matricariae Hendel, 1920; Ph. anthemidis Hering, 1928; Ph. gotlandica Rydén, 1952.


Ahr (1966a), Amsel & Hering (1933a), Beiger (1970a, 1978a), Beuk (2002a), Buhr (1932a, 1941b, 1964a), Černý (2001a, 2007a, 2011a), Černý & Merz (2005a, 2006a, 2007a), Černý & Vála (1996a, 1999a), Černý, Vála & Barták (2001a), Drăghia (1972a), Dreger & Myssura (2005a), van Frankenhuyzen, Houtman & Kabos (1982a), Hering (1925a, 1928a, 1931f, 1939a, 1956a, 1957a, 1963a), Huber (1969a), Kabos (1971a), Kvičala (1938a), Maček (1999a), Manning (1956a), de Meijere (1924a, 1926a, 1934a, 1937a, 1939a), Michalska (1970a), Ostrauskas, Pakalniškis & Taluntytė (2003a), Pakalniškis (1986a), Popescu-Gorj & Drăghia (1968a), Schmitz (1998a), Sehgal (1971a), Robbins (1991a), Skala (1936a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Sønderup (1949a), Spencer (1953a, 1966b, 1972a, 1976a), Starý (1930a), Süss & Moreschi (2003a), Surányi (1942a), von Tschirnhaus (1982a, 1999a), Zoerner (1969a).

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