Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleophora orbitella parasite

Coleophora orbitella Zeller, 1849 pale birch case-bearer Betula pendula, Belgium, Liège, Canal de l’Ourthe; picture Jean-Yves Baugnée (fall, 2008) Betula pendula, Reusel case Composite leaf case. The material used to enlarge the case consists of large pieces of fleck mine, that are attached with such precision that they may seem…

Coleophora binderella parasite

Coleophora binderella (Kollar, 1832) grey alder case-bearer Betula pendula, Belgium, Liège, Villers-le-Bouillet © Jean-Yves Baugnée (autumn) Alnus glutinosa, Belgium, prov. Namur, Grand-Leez (autumn) © Jean-Yves Baugnée Alnus incana, Belgium, prov. Namur, Schaltin; © Jean-Yves Baugnée (spring) mines, with cutouts case Larva in a composite leaf case, composed of large leaf…

Betula host plants

Betula birch (For a dichotomous table for galls on Betula by Hans Roskam click here) Dichotomous table for leafminers 1a mine ends in a round or oval excision => 2 1b blotch without a preceding corridor (or this corridor < 3 mm) => 6 1c blotch preceded by a corridor…

Carpinus host plants

…curved: Coleophora serratella (youth case) 16b extension by way of pieces of plant cuticula; case straight => 17 17a old and new parts of the case of the same colour; cases in August-October: Coleophora orbitella 17b old and new parts differ in colour; cases in September-May: Coleophora binderella (unusual on…

Corylus host plants

…new parts of the mine have the same colour; cases in August-October: Coleophora orbitella 17b old and new parts of the mine differ in colour; cases in September-May: Coleophora binderella 18a mouth angle 0-10°, case lies flat on the leaf: Coleophora badiipennella 18b mouth angle c. 45°, case stands obliquely…

Alnus host plants

…remarkably precisely fit to each other: Coleophora orbitella 33b these leaf fragments untidily connected: Coleophora binderella 34a case strongy bent; behind the mouth a number of rings: Coleophora fuscocuprella 34b case not bent, or only a little near its end; no rings behind the mouth: C. violacea 34c in the…

genus Betula host plant genus

…miner Coleophoridae Coleophora betulella leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora binderella leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora cornutella leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora currucipennella leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora fuscocuprella leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora milvipennis leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora orbitella leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora potentillae leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora prunifoliae leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora serratella leaf…

genus Alnus host plant genus

…Agromyzidae Agromyza alnivora leaf miner Bucculatricidae Bucculatrix cidarella leaf miner Bucculatricidae Bucculatrix thoracella leaf miner doubtful Coleophoridae Coleophora ahenella leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora alnifoliae leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora anatipenella leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora binderella leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora fuscocuprella leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora milvipennis leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora orbitella leaf…

Corylus avellana host plant species

…miner Buprestidae Trachys minutus leaf miner doubtful Coleophoridae Coleophora ahenella leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora anatipenella leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora badiipennella leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora binderella leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora currucipennella leaf miner main Coleophoridae Coleophora fuscocuprella leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora milvipennis leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora orbitella leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora

Carpinus betulus host plant species

…Coleophoridae Coleophora anatipenella leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora binderella leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora currucipennella leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora fuscocuprella leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora milvipennis leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora orbitella leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora siccifolia leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora serratella leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora violacea leaf miner Eriocraniidae Paracrania chrysolepidella leaf miner…

genus Corylus host plant genus

…leaf gall Cecidomyiidae Mikomya coryli leaf miner rarely Bucculatricidae Bucculatrix demaryella leaf miner Buprestidae Trachys minutus leaf miner doubtful Coleophoridae Coleophora ahenella leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora anatipenella leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora badiipennella leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora binderella leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora currucipennella leaf miner main Coleophoridae Coleophora fuscocuprella leaf miner…

genus Carpinus host plant genus

…miner Bucculatricidae Bucculatrix thoracella leaf miner Buprestidae Trachys minutus leaf miner doubtful Coleophoridae Coleophora ahenella leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora anatipenella leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora binderella leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora currucipennella leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora fuscocuprella leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora milvipennis leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora orbitella leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora serratella…

Betula pendula host plant species

…Taphrina betulae leaf gall Taphrinales Taphrina carnea leaf miner Agromyzidae Agromyza alnibetulae leaf miner Bucculatricidae Bucculatrix demaryella leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora betulella leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora binderella leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora fuscocuprella leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora milvipennis leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora orbitella leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora serratella leaf miner Curculionidae…

Betula pubescens host plant species

…bacteriosperma leaf gall Taphrinales Taphrina betulae leaf gall Taphrinales Taphrina carnea leaf miner Agromyzidae Agromyza alnibetulae leaf miner Bucculatricidae Bucculatrix demaryella leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora betulella leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora binderella leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora cornutella leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora fuscocuprella leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora milvipennis leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora

Alnus glutinosa host plant species

…Psyllidae Psylla alni leaf gall Taphrinales Taphrina sadebeckii leaf gall Taphrinales Taphrina tosquinetii leaf miner Agromyzidae Agromyza alnivora leaf miner Bucculatricidae Bucculatrix cidarella leaf miner doubtful Coleophoridae Coleophora ahenella leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora alnifoliae leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora anatipenella leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora binderella leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora milvipennis leaf…

Alnus incana host plant species

…Eriophyidae Eriophyes inangulis leaf gall Eriophyidae Eriophyes laevis stem vagrant Psyllidae Psylla fusca stem vagrant Psyllidae Psylla alni leaf gall Taphrinales Taphrina sadebeckii leaf gall Taphrinales Taphrina tosquinetii leaf miner Agromyzidae Agromyza alnivora leaf miner Bucculatricidae Bucculatrix cidarella leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora alnifoliae leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora binderella leaf miner…

Alnus viridis host plant species

…leaf miner Bucculatricidae Bucculatrix cidarella leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora alnifoliae leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora binderella leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora milvipennis leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora serratella leaf miner Eriocraniidae Eriocrania alpinella leaf miner Eriocraniidae Paracrania chrysolepidella leaf miner Gracillariidae Phyllonorycter alpina leaf miner Gracillariidae Phyllonorycter klemannella leaf miner Gracillariidae Phyllonorycter rajella…