Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Ptochomyza asparagivora

Ptochomyza asparagivora Spencer, 1964


An entire “needle” (phyllocladium) is mined out; here also the pupation takes place.


Asparagaceae, monophagous

Asparagus acutifolius, horridus, officinalis.

distribution within Europe

Spain, Mallorca, Italy, Serbia (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva & puparium

Described by de Meijere (1937a: 242, as “Genus?”); rear spiraculum fist-shaped, with 5 papillae.


Benavent, Martínez, Moreno & Jiménez (2004a), Buhr (1941b), Černý (2011a), Dempewolf (2001a), Hering (1967a), de Meijere (1937a, 1941a), Papp & Černý (2018a), Spencer (1964a, 1969a).

Last modified 8.iii.2018