Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Chyliza vittata

Chyliza vittata Meigen, 1826


The mine begins as a fine corridor, descends into the leaf sheath or stem, reenters from there a few more times in the blade. Pupation in the tuber. Ofen the inflorescence of infested plants will wilt.

host plants

Orchidaceae, oligophagous

Dactylorhiza, Epipactis; Himantoglossum; Neottia; Orchis.


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


BE recorded (De Bruyn, 1991a).

NE recorded (de Meijere 1939a).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

distribution within Europe

From Scandinavia to the Iberian Peninsula and Italy, and from Ireland to Lithuania and Hungary (Fauna Europaea, 2007).


Described by de Meijere (1940b) and de Vos-de Wilde (1935a). Rear spiracula on a large common black spot; mandible with one tooth.


Beiger (1960a), Beuk & van der Goot (2002a), De Bruyn (1991a), Bygebjerg, Munk & Elnif (2011a), Hering (1957a), Mansard-Veken (1999a), de Meijere (1939a, 1940b), Robbins (1991a), Shatalkin & Merz (2010a), de Vos-de Wilde (1935a).

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