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Agromyza oryzae
(rice leaf miner)



Agromyza oryzae (rice leaf miner)


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  • 11 October 2017
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  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Agromyza oryzae
  • Preferred Common Name
  • rice leaf miner
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Agromyza oryzae (Munakata) 1910

Preferred Common Name

  • rice leaf miner

Other Scientific Names

  • Agromya oryzae Hendel, 1931
  • Agromyza oryzella Yuasa and Koyama, 1938
  • Oscinella oryzae
  • Oscinis oryzae Munakata, 1910
  • Oscinis oryzella Matsumura, 1915

International Common Names

  • English: Japanese leaf miner; Japanese rice leaf miner; miner, rice leaf
  • Spanish: minadora de las hojas del arroz; mosca minadora del arroz
  • French: agromyze du riz; mineuse des feuilles du riz

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Minierfliege, Reis-; Reisminierfliege
  • Japan: ine-hamoguribae; Ine-hamoguri-bae

EPPO code

  • AGMYOR (Agromyza oryzae)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Diptera
  •                         Family: Agromyzidae
  •                             Genus: Agromyza
  •                                 Species: Agromyza oryzae

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Continent/Country/RegionDistributionLast ReportedOriginFirst ReportedInvasiveReferenceNotes


ChinaPresentCABI/EPPO, 2009; EPPO, 2014
-ZhejiangWidespreadLi et al., 1994; CABI/EPPO, 2009; EPPO, 2014
JapanPresentCABI/EPPO, 2009; EPPO, 2014
-HokkaidoRestricted distributionKato, 1956; Spencer, 1990; CABI/EPPO, 2009; EPPO, 2014
-HonshuRestricted distributionKato, 1956; Spencer, 1990; CABI/EPPO, 2009; EPPO, 2014
Korea, DPRPresentCABI/EPPO, 2009; EPPO, 2014
Korea, Republic ofPresentAPPPC, 1987; CABI/EPPO, 2009; EPPO, 2014
PhilippinesPresentLitsinger et al., 1986; CABI/EPPO, 2009; EPPO, 2014
TaiwanPresentSpencer, 1990; CABI/EPPO, 2009; EPPO, 2014
ThailandPresentSpencer, 1990; CABI/EPPO, 2009; EPPO, 2014


Russian FederationRestricted distributionCABI/EPPO, 2009; EPPO, 2014
-Eastern SiberiaAbsent, reported but not confirmedHendel, 1931; Kato, 1956; Schotman, 1989; CABI/EPPO, 2009
-Russian Far EastPresentCABI/EPPO, 2009; EPPO, 2014

Growth Stages

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List of Symptoms/Signs

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SignLife StagesType
Growing point / discoloration
Growing point / frass visible
Growing point / internal feeding; boring
Leaves / frass visible
Leaves / internal feeding
Whole plant / dwarfing
Whole plant / frass visible
Whole plant / internal feeding

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Chrysocharis Parasite Larvae
Closterocerus Parasite Larvae
Diglyphus Parasite Larvae
Hemiptarsenus Parasite Larvae
Neochrysocharis Parasite Larvae
Neochrysocharis okazakii Parasite
Pnigalio Parasite Larvae
Trichomalopsis oryzae Parasite Eggs

Plant Trade

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Plant parts liable to carry the pest in trade/transportPest stagesBorne internallyBorne externallyVisibility of pest or symptoms
Growing medium accompanying plants pupae Yes Yes Pest or symptoms usually visible to the naked eye
Leaves eggs; larvae; pupae Yes Yes Pest or symptoms usually visible to the naked eye
Seedlings/Micropropagated plants eggs; larvae; pupae Yes Yes Pest or symptoms usually visible to the naked eye
Plant parts not known to carry the pest in trade/transport
Fruits (inc. pods)
Stems (above ground)/Shoots/Trunks/Branches
True seeds (inc. grain)


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APPPC, 1987. Insect pests of economic significance affecting major crops of the countries in Asia and the Pacific region. Technical Document No. 135. Bangkok, Thailand: Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific region (RAPA).

CABI/EPPO, 2009. Agromyza oryzae. [Distribution map]. Distribution Maps of Plant Pests, No.December. Wallingford, UK: CABI, Map 724.

EPPO, 2014. PQR database. Paris, France: European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization.

Heinrichs EA, 1994. Biology and management of rice insects. New Delhi, India: Wiley Eastern Limited.

Hendel F, 1931. Agromyzidae 59, In: Lindner. Die Fleigen der Palaearktischen Region 1931-1936, 6(2):1-570.

Kato S, 1956. A Taxonomic Study on the Rice Leaf-miner, Agromyza oryzae (Munakata) (Dipt., Agromyzidae). Bulletin of the National Institute of Agricultural Sciences of Tokyo. Series C, 6:25-34.

Kuwayama S, 1950. The Rice leaf-miner: Some observations on its ecology and experiments along the control measures. Eighth International Congress of Entomology, Stockholm, Sweden, 662-671.

Li KC; Wu CW; Wu YL; Wang HD; Qian DL, 1994. Studies on the damage and economic threshold of the Japanese leaf miner. Plant Protection, 20(6):6-7

Litsinger JA; Barrion AT; Soekarna D, 1986. Upland rice insect pests: their ecology, importance, and control. Progress in Upland Rice Research: Proceedings of the 1985 Jakarta Conference, 403-445.

Okazaki K, 1977. Parasitic wasps of rice leaf miner, Agromyza oryzae Munakata. 3. Population dynamics and parasitic rates of the chalcid flies, (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) bred from the larvae of rice leaf miner, (Diptera: Agromyzidae). Annual Report of the Society of Plant Protection of North Japan, No. 28:10-16

Sasakawa M, 1961. A study of the Japanese Agromyzidae (Diptera) Part 2. Pacific Insects, 3(2-3):307-472.

Schotman CYL, 1989. Plant pests of quarantine importance to the Caribbean. RLAC-PROVEG, No. 21:80 pp.

Spencer KA, 1972. Agromyzidae (Diptera) of economic importance. Agromyzidae (Diptera) of economic importance. The Hague, The, Dr. W. Junk B.V. Netherlands, xi + 418 pp.

Spencer KA, 1990. Host specialization in the world Agromyzidae (Diptera). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 444 pp.

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