Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Chymomyza amoena

Chymomyza amoena (Loew, 1862)

on fruits


Larvae bore in fruits and voluminous seeds; preferably in fruits that already are fallen and infected by other insects. Possibly even frass is the primary substrate for the larvae.

host plants


Castanea sativa; Malus coronaria, domestica; Prunus avium, domestica; Pyrus; Quercus robur.

Reared by Piwowarczyk ao also from the fleshy stems of the broom rape Phelipanche ramosa.


Multivoltine; hibernation as larva.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


North American species, entered Europe around 1975.


Band (1966a), de Jong & van Zuijlen (2003a), Piwowarczyk, Mielczarek & Guzikowski (2018a), Pajač Živković, Barić, Šubić, ao (2017a), Seljak (2013a).

Last modified 17.xii.2020