Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Pseudonapomyza spinosa

Pseudonapomyza spinosa Spencer, 1973


Blotch, usually in the leaf tip. Because often several larvae live together, the blotch can be quite extensive. Pupation external.

host plants

Poaceae, oligophagous

Brachiaria; Eleusine indica; Hordeum vulgare; Triticum aestivum.

distribution within Europe

Spain, Greece, Thrace (Černý & Merz, 2006a; Fauna Europaea, 2010).


Mandibles alternating, with two teeth. Anterior spiraculum with 5, posterior spiraculum with 3-5 papillae.


Brownish, with many high papillae, looking like erect spines.


Benavent, Martínez, Moreno & Jiménez (2004a), Černý (2004b, 2013a), Černý, Andrade, Gonçalves & von Tschirnhaus (2018a), Černý & Merz (2006a), Černý & Vála (2006a), Ci̇velek, Çikman & Dursun (2008a), Gil Ortiz (2009a), Spencer (1974a).

Last modified 15.xii.2018