Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phytomyza soenderupi

Phytomyza soenderupi Hering, 1941


Essentially a borer in the petiole or flower stalk, but now and then the larva may make also corridors in the leaf blade. Pupation in the petiole.

host plants

Ranunculaceae, monophagous

Caltha palustris


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


BE recorded (Scheirs, De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus, 1999a).

NE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

distribution within Europe

Britain, Denmark, Germany, Lithuania (Fauna Europaea, 2008); also Norway (Andersen & Jonassen, 1994a) and Switzerland (Černý & Merz, 2007a).


de Meijere (1943a).

parasitoids, predators

Cyrtogaster vulgaris.


Leaf mines are formed mostly in plants in relatively dry situations; here the petiole tends to be shorter.


Andersen & Jonassen (1994a), Bland (2001a), Černý (2013a), Černý, Barták & Roháček (2004a), Černý & Merz (2007a), Černý, Vála & Barták (2001a), Hering (1941a, 1957a), de Meijere (1943a), Pakalniškis (2004a), Scheirs, De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus (1999a), Sønderup (1949a), Spencer (1976a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

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