Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phytomyza rufescens

Phytomyza rufescens von Roser, 1840


Upper-surface corridor in the leaf base, radiating from the base of the midrib. Frass in long strings along the sides of the mine. Primary feeding lines quite conspicuous. Pupation within the mine, in the leaf base or even deeper in the plant.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Pilosella cymosa, officinarum.


Larvae from the autumn till May, then again in July-August (Hering, 1957a).


BE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

NE recorded (van der Wulp (1871a, as analis).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

distribution within Europe

From Scandinavia and Finland to the Alps, and from the UK to Lithuania and Poland; also Thrace (Fauna Europaea, 2008).


Described by de Meijere (1926a, as hieracii).


Phytomyza analis Zetterstedt, 1848; Ph. hieracii Hendel, 1922.


Černý & Vála (1999a), Černý, Barták & Vaněk (2009a), Ci̇velek, Çikman & Dursun (2008a), Civelek, Deeming & Önder (2000a), Hering (1955b, 1957a), Huber (1969a), de Meijere (1926a), Pakalniškis (1998a), Spencer (1971a, 1972a, 1976a), Starke (1942a), Starý (1930a), Surányi (1942a), von Tschirnhaus (1982a, 1999a), van der Wulp (1871a).

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