Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phytomyza sedicola

Phytomyza sedicola Hering, 1924

Phytomyza sedicola: mines on Sedum cf telephium

Sedum cf. telephium, Denmark, Bornholm © Simon Haarder

Phytomyza sedicola: puparium on Sedum cf telephium

the puparium protrudes from the mine

Phytomyza sedicola mine

Sedum telephium subsp. fabaria, Belgium, prov. Luxemburg, Bomal-sur-Ourthe © Jean-Yves Baugnée

Phytomyza sedicola mine

puparium in the mine


Upper-surface, whitish (shallow), strongly contorted corridor, that may form a secondary blotch. Frass in a few, widely scattered grains. Pupation mostly within the mine; in front of the brown puparium a preformed exit slit.

host plants

Crassulaceae, oligophagous

Hylotelephium maximum, telephium, vulgare; Rhodiola rosea; Sedum album, cepaea; Umbilicus rupestris.


Larvae in May and July (Hering, 1957a).


BE discovered for the first time by Jean-Yves Baugnée (pictures above).

NE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

LUX recorded (Kautenbach).

distribution within Europe

From Scandinavia to Italy, and from Britain to Romania (Fauna Europaea, 2008).


Described by de Meijere (1926a) and Griffiths (1976a); the description by Beri (1971e) s from an unknown host plant and dubious.



Andersen & Jonassen (1994a), Beiger (1960a, 1965a, 1970a, 1975b, 1980a), Beri (1971e), Buhr (1932a, 1964a), Černý & Merz (2007a), Černý & Vála (1999a), Csóka (2003a), Drăghia (1974a), Griffiths (1976a), Guglya (2021a), Hartig (1939a), Hering (1924a, 1930b, 1955b, 1957a, 1967a), Huber (1969a), de Meijere (1926a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Sønderup (1949a), Spencer (1972a, 1976a), Starke (1942a), Starý (1930a), Süss (1982a), Süss & Moreschi (2003a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

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