Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phytomyza sii

Phytomyza sii Hering, 1930

Phytomyza sii: vacated mine on Berula erecta

Berula erecta, Denmark, Slagelse © Henrik Stenholt

Phytomyza sii: vacated mine on Berula erecta


Phytomyza sii: vacated mine on Berula erecta

mine lighted from behind


Upper-surface corridor, starting as a very fine line in the centre of a leaf segment, gradually strongly widening. Frass in closely put grains. Pupation outside the mine; exit slit usually in the upper epidermis.

host plants

Apiaceae, narrowly oligophagous

Berula erecta; Sium latifolium.


Larvae in June-July and August-September (Hering, 1957a).


BE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

NE recorded (Hering, 1959a, Meijendel).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

distribution within Europe

From Sweden to Germany, and from the Netherlands to Poland (Fauna Europaea, 2008).


de Meijere (1934a, 1937a).

Phytomyza sii: post. spiraculum

posterior spiraculum (from Nowakowski, 1962b)


Phytomyza berulae Hering, 1930.


Beuk (2002a), Buhr (1932a, 1964a), Ci̇velek, Çikman & Dursun (2008a), Dreger & Myssura (2005a), Hering (1930a,b, 1957a, 1959a), de Meijere (1934a, 1937a), Michalska (1970a, 1976a), Nowakowski (1962b), Sønderup (1949a), Spencer (1976a), Stammer (2016a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

Last modified 9.i.2019