Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phytomyza pulmonariae

Phytomyza pulmonariae Nowakowski, 1959


Short corridor, continued in, and overrun by, a rather small blotch. Mine at the leaf margin, generally in the leaf tip. Pupation inside the mine. Nowakowski (1959a) writes that the larvae live communally, but Hering (1963a) and Beiger (1975a) describe them as solitary.

host plants

Boraginaceae, oligophagous

Pulmonaria angustifolia, obscura, officinalis; Symphytum officinale, ottomanum, tuberosum.

distribution within Europe

Germany, Poland, Moldova (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Mesothorax usually with a high dorsal hump; front spiraculum with 10 papillae, the two-horned rear spiraculum with 11-14 papillae.


Beiger (1960a, 1975a, 1979a), Griffiths (1975a), Guglya (2021a), Hering (1963a), Nowakowski (1959a), Popescu-Gorj & Drăghia (1968a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

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