Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Pegomya rubivora

Pegomya rubivora (Coquillett in Slingerland, 1897)

raspberry cane maggot

on Filipendula, Rubus

Pegomya rubivora damage

gall (from Eaton)


The solitary larva bores in the pith of a young shoot, causing a conspicuous swelling. Halfway the gall the tiny hole is visible that was made by the fly at the oviposition. The top part of the shoot wilts.


Rosaceae, oligophagous

Filipendula ulmaria; Rubus idaeus.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

egg, larva, puparium

all stages are described and illustrated by Dušek:

Pegomya rubivora: cephalic skeleton of 3rd instar larva

cephalic skeleton of 3rd instar larva

 Pegomya rubivora: puparium



Buhr (1964b, “rubicola”), Dušek (1970a), Eaton (2016a), Suwa (1974a).

Last modified 15.iv.2018