Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Delia fabricii

Delia fabricii (Holmgren, 1872)

on Poa

Delia fabricii: cephalic skeleton

cephalic skeleton of a 3rd instar larva (from Johansen, 1989a)


In spring the larva lives as a borer in the culm. Pupation in the soil. Later in the summer the flies deposit her eggs in the soil near the host plant. The eggs hibernate.


Poaceae, monophagous

Poa pratensis.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Johansen (1989a).

Last modified 10.iv.2018