Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Pegomya dulcamarae

Pegomya dulcamarae Wood, 1913

Diptera, Anthomyiidae

Pegomya dulcamarae: mines on Solanum dulcanara

Solanum dulcamara, ‘s Hertogenbosch, de Moerputten © Wouter Bosgra (identification confirmed by breeding by Joke Erkelens)

Pegomya dulcamarae: eggs

13 eggs!


Said by Robbins to be similar to the mine of Pegomya hyoscyami, but to differ in the presence of an unusually large puparium. Probably a better discrimination is the unusually large clutch size, which on averge is 11 (Godfray, 1986a).


Solanaceae, narrowly monophagous

Solanum dulcamara.

In Japan also on S. tuberosum (Suwa, 1975a).


BE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2016)

NE recorded (Wouter Bosgra, 2012)

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2016)

distribution within Europe

Known with certainty only from Germany, the UK and Spain; possibly also in Sweden and Poland (Fauna Europaea, 2012; Franzen ao, 1996a).


See Ackland (1965a).


“Unusually large (6 mm); described by Ackland (1965a).”


Ackland (1965a), Chandler (1998a), Franzen, Büchs & Teschner (1996a), Godfray (1986a), Robbins (1991a), Suwa (1974a), Teschner (1999a).


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