Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Pegomya vanduzeei

Pegomya vanduzeei (Malloch, 1919)

on Persicaria, Rumex


At the start of the mine a group of elliptic egg shells. Large upper-surface blotch with conspicuous green primary and secondary feeding lines. Larvae communal. Frass irregularly dispersed. Pupation outside the mine.

host plants

Polygonaceae, oligophagous

Persicaria; Rumex crispus, maritimus.

Incorrectly cited by Hering, and probably on his authority by some later authors, from Heracleum sphondylium.


BE recorded (Gosseries & Ackland, 1991a, as versicolor).

NE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

distribution within Europe

From Scandinavia to the Pyrenees and the Alps, and from the UK to Poland (Fauna Europaea, 2008).


Mandible with two large teeth, and a number of lesser ones; rear spiraculum with three papillae.




Pegomya versicolor autorum nec (Meigen, 1826); P. katmaiensis Huckett, 1965; P. polygonorum Huckett, 1971.


Eiseman (2018a), Gosseries & Ackland (1991a). Griffiths (1983a), Hering (1957a), Huckett (1971a), Maček (1999a), Robbins (1991a), Teschner (1999a).

Last modified 8.iii.2019