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Liriomyza cyclaminis is so far hardly present at all in France. It is, however, an extremely damaging cyclamen pest.

The female pierces the tissue and the larvae dig tunnels, both of which can severely harm the plant.

By piercing the cell walls, Liriomyza cyclaminis can transmit viral and bacterial disease-causing organisms.

The same plant hygiene products can be used as for thrips.

Biological measures also give good results.


  • Introduction
  • Stages of development and body features
  • Damage found on cyclamen
  • Prevention
  • Biological control
  • Chemical control


This advice sheet is based on the methods used at the SCEA at Montourey (Fréjus, France). These procedures may need some modification to adapt them to other climatic situations. Before starting to grow cyclamen there needs to be a review of precautions against pests and diseases.   We must point out that our advice and suggestions are offered for information purposes and therefore cannot include any guarantee of specific results; it is a good idea to carry out trials beforehand.


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