Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Antispila metallella parasite

Antispila metallella (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) four-spot lift on Cornus Cornus sanguinea, Hungary, Kimle, 24.v.2018 © László Érsek larva in opened mine Cornus sanguinea, Hungary, Mosonmagyaróvár, 22.vi.2020 © László Érsek: completed mine, with excision case case, lighted from behind opened case Cornus sanguinea, Nieuwendam, 6.viii.2001 same mine, detail Cornus sanguinea, Gulpen; coll. JC Koster, herbarium […]

Antispila metallella larva parasite

Cornus sanguinea, Hungary, Kimle, 24.v.2018 © László Érsek: larva, dorsal detail ;arva,dorsal detail Cornus alba, Nieuwendam, 8.vii.2005: larva dorsal larva ventral thorax dorsal and ventral abdomen end, dorsal and ventral proleg rudiment Differences with Antispila treitschkiella are in the first place the absence of a row of dorsal black dots on each of the abdominal […]

Antispila petryi parasite

Antispila petryi Martini, 1898 yellow-spot lift on Cornus Cornus sanguinea Geulhem, leg C. Doets © Erik van Nieukerken, from van Nieukerken ao (2018a). mine Contrary to A. metallella the mine is not preceded by a row of punctures. The excision is smaller, 4-5 mm. host plants Cornaceae, narrowly monophagous Cornus sanguinea & subsp. australis. Occasionally […]

Antispila treitschkiella parasite

Antispila treitschkiella (Fischer von Röslerstamm, 1843) cherry lift Cornus mas, Hungary, Budapest, arboretum, 27.ix.2019 © László Érsek mine, upper side, lighted from above same mine, lighted from behind same mine, underside (the larva lies venter upwards in the mine) Cornus mas, Nieuwendam; early October 2009 the species again reached pest densities; almost no leaf was […]

June, 2020 news

new pictures Aceria erinea, tristriata; Aculus convolvuli; Agromyza megalopsis; Antispila metallella; Apoderus coryli; Attelabus nitens; Biorhiza pallida; Byctiscus betulae; Cladius brullei, grandis, ulmi; Contarinia sorbi; Curculio villosus; Dasineura acrophila, rosae; Ditylenchus dipsaci; Dysaphis tulipae; Eulecanium tiliae; Euura anglica, melanocephala; Galeruca tanaceti; Incurvaria pectinea; Josephiella microcarpae; Macrodiplosis pustularis; Metzneria lappella; Monochroa conspersella (pupa); Monodiplosis liebeli; Nematus […]

genus Cornus host plant genus

organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite stem vagrant Flatidae Metcalfa pruinosa stem vagrant Ortheziidae Orthezia urticae leaf vagrant Phlaeothripidae Liothrips setinodis leaf vagrant adult Curculionidae Sciaphilus asperatus leaf vagrant adult Curculionidae Dodecastichus inflatus leaf vagrant adult Curculionidae Otiorhynchus rotundus leaf vagrant adult Curculionidae Otiorhynchus smreczynskii leaf vagrant Thripidae Thrips sambuci flower hidden Thripidae […]

Cornus alba host plant species

white dogwood synonym: Cornus tatarica organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite leaf vagrant adult Curculionidae Sciaphilus asperatus leaf vagrant adult Curculionidae Dodecastichus inflatus leaf vagrant adult Curculionidae Otiorhynchus rotundus leaf vagrant Tenuipalpidae Cenopalpus pulcher leaf vagrant Tetranychidae Oligonychus coniferarum stem scale Diaspididae Lepidosaphes ulmi stem kanker Sporocadaceae Seiridium venetum leaf vagrant Erebidae Orgyia […]

Cornus mas host plant species

cornelian-cherry organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite flower hidden Thripidae Thrips flavus flower hidden Thripidae Kakothrips priesnerorum unknown predator Phlaeothripidae Haplothrips globiceps dead wood borer Cerambycidae Clytus arietis dead wood borer Cerambycidae Grammoptera ruficornis dead wood borer Cerambycidae Pogonocherus hispidus dead wood borer Cerambycidae Glaphyra umbellatarum dead wood borer Cerambycidae Pogonocherus hispidulus stem […]

Cornus sanguinea host plant species

dogwood synonym: Swida, Thelycrania, sanguinea organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite stem vagrant Ortheziidae Orthezia urticae stem scale Coccidae Eulecanium tiliae stem gall Diaspididae Chionaspis salicis stem vagrant Flatidae Metcalfa pruinosa leaf vagrant adult Curculionidae Otiorhynchus smreczynskii leaf vagrant adult Curculionidae Otiorhynchus rotundus leaf vagrant Thripidae Thrips sambuci leaf vagrant Thripidae Thrips fuscipennis […]

Cornus sericea host plant species

red-osier synonym: Cornus alba subsp. stolonifera, californica, stolonifera organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite stem scale Coccidae Parthenolecanium corni stem scale Coccidae Eulecanium tiliae leaf vagrant adult Curculionidae Otiorhynchus rotundus leaf vagrant Eriophyidae Shevtchenkella cornifoliae leaf miner Heliozelidae Antispila metallella leaf down Erysiphales Erysiphe pulchra leaf down Erysiphales Erysiphe tortilis leaf down Erysiphales […]

Nemorimyza posticata parasite

Nemorimyza posticata (Meigen, 1830) Solidago gigantea, Hungary, Mosonmagyaróvár, 21.vi.2019 © László Érsek same mine, lighted from behind larva Solidago gigantea, Nieuwendam detail: oviposition scar Solidago virgaurea, Belgium, prov. Namur, Jemelle © Jean-Yves Baugnée detail: oviposition scar and punctures mine Large, brown, upper-surface blotch with conspicuous primary and secondary feeding lines. The feeding lines are the […]

Ecology introduction

Ecology trends A general trend is that mines of Agromyzidae -by far the most important group of miners among the Diptera- mainly occur on herbaceous plants, while Lepidoptera miners in large majority are to be found on woody plants. Perhaps this preference among the Lepidoptera explains the observation by Klimesch (1957a) that in Austria mining […]

Cornus host plants

Cornus dogwood incl. Swida. (For a dichotomous table for galls on Cornus by Hans Roskam click here) Dichotomous table for leafminers 1a corridor mine: Phytomyza agromyzina 1b blotch mine, from which in the end an excision is made => 2 1c fleck mine => 6 1d galls, etc => Tables for all parasites per species […]