Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Paranthomyza nitida

Paranthomyza nitida (Meigen, 1838)

on herbs


Oviposition on the green stem; at the time of eclosion the stem is starting to decay, and the larva feeds on the disintegrating plant material.

host plants


Angelica sylvestris; Campanula latifolia; Impatiens parviflora; Lamium maculatum; Silene dioica; Stellaria nemorum; Symphytum officinale; Tradescantia fluminensis.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).


Roháček (2006a, 2008a, 2009a, 2012b, 2013a), Roháček & Andrade (2010a), Roháček, van Zuijlen & Vonička (2017a), Rotheray, Bland & Hancock (2014a).

Last modified 11.iii.2021