Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phytomyza thysselinivora

Phytomyza thysselinivora Hering, 1924

Phytomyza thysselinivora: mine on Peucedanum palustre

Peucedanum palustre, België, prov. Limburg, Genk, de Maten © Jonas Mortelmans

Phytomyza thysselinivora mine

Peucedanum palustre, Ackerdijkse Plassen


Upper-surface mine that begins somewhere halfway the length of al leaf segment. A gallery mine, but often quickly turning into a secondary blotch in the little space available. Frass in the oldest section of the mine in pearl chains; pupation outside the mine; exit slit in upper epidermis. Feeding punctures and oviposition scar in lower epidermis.


Apiaceae, monophagous

Peucedanum palustre.


Larvae from May to September (Hering, 1957a).


BE recorded (Mortelmans ao, 2014a).

NE recorded (Elis: Kortenhoef, Ackerdijkse Plassen, Voltherbroek).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

distribution within Europe

From Germany to the Baltic States and Poland; also Thrace (Fauna Europaea, 2008).



Ci̇velek, Çikman & Dursun (2008a), Hering (1924a, 1957a), Huber (1969a), Maček (1999a), Mortelmans, Boeraeve, Tamsyn, Proesmans & Dekeukeleire (2014a), Spencer (1976a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

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