Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phytomyza solidaginis

Phytomyza solidaginis Hendel, 1920

Phytomyza solidaginis mine

Solidago virgaurea, Belgium, prov. Luxemburg, Montauban: parasitised mine


Upper surface corridor, 6-9 cm in length, densely wound, easily confluent into a secondary blotch. Frass unusual, in more or less connected strings at either side of the corridor. Pupation outside the mine, exit slit usually in the upper epidermis. According to Hering dried mines turn yellow brown to reddish purple.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Solidago virgaurea.


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


BE recorded (De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus, 1991a).

NE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

distribution within Europe

Entire Europe (Fauna Europaea, 2008).


Described by de Meijere (1926a, 1928a, 1938a); see also Griffiths (1976c).


Phytomyza hendeli Bryk, 1929, nec Hering, 1926.

parasitoids, predators

Glyphognathus laevis.


Beiger (1955a, 1975b), De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus (1991a), Černý & Merz (2007a), Drăghia (1971a), Dreger & Myssura (2005a), Griffiths (1976c), Hering (1936b, 1955b, 1957a), Huber (1969a), Kvičala (1938a), Maček (1999a), de Meijere (1926a, 1928a, 1938a), Michalska (1970a, 1972a, 1976a, 2003a), Michna (1975a), Ostrauskas, Pakalniškis & Taluntytė (2003a), Pakalniškis (1982b, 1990a), Sasakawa (2005a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Spencer (1954b, 1972a, 1976a), Stammer (2016a), Starke (1942a), Starý (1930a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

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