Limonium, sea lavender, statice, marsh-rosemary

Dichotomous table for leafminers

Incl. Acantholimon, Goniolimon, Psylliostachys.

1a long, more or less contorted or spiralled corridor; larva mines all its life => 2

1b short corridor; older larvae live among spun leaves: Lobesia neptunia

1c galls, etc => Tables for all parasites per species

2a mine upper-surface; larva a maggot: Chromatomyia horticola

2b mine full depth; larva with sclerotised head => 3

3a coasts of the Canary Islands: Acalyptris staticis

3b coasts of the eastern Mediterranean: Acalyptris lesbia, A. limonii, A. maritima (mines cannot be told apart)

The pyralid moth Glyptoteles leucacrinella Zeller, 1848, mentioned by Hering (1957a) in this connection is not a leafminer, as was already supposed by him.

Not included in the key: Scrobipalpa monochromella (biology insufficiently described).

mod 9.x.2017