Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Hydrellia mutata

Hydrellia mutata (Zetterstedt, 1846)

Hydrellia mutata: mines on Stratiotes aloides

Stratiotes aloides, Haren gr © Kees Boele. Stratiotes hibernates in submerged condition; this picture was shot after the hibernation.


A number of short, rather broad corridors that enter the blade from the midrib. Pupation within the mine, mainly in the leaf base and the midrib. At the moment only adult flies can be separated from H. stratiotae.

host plants

narrowly polyphagous

Alisma plantago-aquatica; ? Lemna; Stratiotes aloides


Larvae in July (Hering, 1957a).


BE recorded (Gosseries, 1991d).

NE recorded (de Meijere, 1939a).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

distribution within Europe

From Scandinavia to Switzerland, and from the UK to Poland and Hungary (Fauna Europaea, 2007).


Beuk & Zatwarnicki (2002a), Gosseries (1991d), Hering (1930b, 1957a), Hollman-Schirrmacher & Zatwarnicki (1999a), Kahanpää & Zatwarnick (2015a), de Meijere (1939a), Robbins (1991a), Zatwarnicki (1988a).

Last modified 15.ix.2021