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).

mod 15.iv.2018