Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Pegomya seitenstettensis

Pegomya seitenstettensis (Strobl, 1880)


Corridor, widening into a full depth blotch. At the start of the corridor a lower-surface elliptic egg shell. The larva is capable of leaving its mine and making a new blotch mine elsewhere. Frass in the corridor in a central line, in the blotch as scattered grains. Pupation outside the mine.


Oxalidacae, monophagous

Oxalis acetosella.


Larvae in June – July (Hering, 1957a).


Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

distribution within Europe

From Scandinavia and Finland to Italy, and from Britain to Russia (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

larva, puparium

Described by Dušek (1970a), Starý (1930a), and de Vos-de Wilde (1935a).

Pegomya seitenstettensis: cephalic skeleton of 3rd instar larva

cephalic skeleton of 3rd instar larva (from Dušek)

Pegomya seitenstettensis: puparium



Mainly a species of nothern regions and higher altitudes (Hering, 1957a).


Beiger (1960a, 1965a, 1970a), Buhr (1933a, 1964a), Dušek (1970a), Hering (1957a), Huber (1969a), Maček (1999a), Michalska (1970a, 1976a), Seidel (1957a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Sønderup (1949a), Starý (1930a), de Vos-de Wilde (1935a).

Last modified 14.iv.2018