Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Strautzia longipennis

Strautzia longipennis (Wiedemann, 1830)

sunflower maggot fly

on Helianthus


Up to 20 larvae bore in the pith of the stem; pupation in the soil.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Helianthus annuus, tuberosus.


Univoltine; hibernation as puparium.

distribution within Europe

North American species, found in Germany; whether this has resulted in a successful colonisation is not yet clear.


Brückner & Korneyev (2010a), Smit (2020a) .

Last modified 9.x.2020