Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phytomyza sedi

Phytomyza sedi Kaltenbach, 1869

Phytomyza sedi

Sedum rupestre, België, Luik © Jean-Yves Baugnée

Phytomyza sedi

larva, dissected out

Phytomyza sedi



Brownish lower surface blotch. The leaves finally are completely eaten out and turn whitish. Pupation within the mine; the puparium mostly is located in the leaf tip.

host plants

Crassulaceae, monophagous

Sedum album, rupestre.

Records from Sedum acre, by Hering (1957a) and others almost certainly are incorrect (Griffiths, 1976a).


Larvae in June and August (Hering, 1957a); however, the pictures above were made in April.


Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2008), but see the pictures above.

distribution within Europe

From Germany to Spain, and in Serbia (Fauna Europaea, 2008); also Switzerland (Černý & Merz, 2007a) and Britain (Gibbs, 2007a).


The larva is described by Griffiths (1976a), who points out that the earlier description by Hering (1954a) is erroneous.


Phytomyza catalaunica Spencer, 1960.


Černý (2007a), Černý, Andrade, Gonçalves & von Tschirnhaus (2018a), Černý & Merz (2005a, 2007a), Gibbs (2007a), Gil Ortiz (2009a), Griffiths (1976a), Hering (1954a, 1957a), Spencer (1960a, 1972b), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

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