Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cosmopterix scribaiella parasite

Cosmopterix scribaiella Zeller, 1850 new marsh cosmet on Phragmites Phragmites australis, de Lutte; herbarium Sjaak Koster same mine, detail mine Initially a corridor, but in the end half as wide as the blade. Widening of the mine is done by adding all tissue between two thick longitudinal veins. Most frass…

Cosmopterix lienigiella parasite

…less sharply delineated than in C. scribaiella. Most frass in the first section, but higher up still some scattered frass visible. Contrary to C. scribaiella the larva does not spin a shelter for retreat in the mine; this makes the larva easily visible in the unopened mine. Cocoon in the…

Cosmopterix scribaiella larva parasite

Phragmites australis, Belgium, prov. West Flanders, Dentergem, Meikensbos © Stéphane Claerebout: living larva, dorsal view… …lateral… … and ventral view Phragmites australis, Malden; leg. Henk ten Holt head & thorax, and abomen end, dorsal the same, lateral the same, ventral; (only) abd segment 10 is covered with short, shaggy bristles…

Phragmites host plants

…: Cosmopterix scribaiella 5b larva body brownish red, without a retreat, easily visible: Cosmopterix lienigiella 6a larva: mandible with 1 tooth: Hydrellia griseola 6b mandible with at least 2 teeth => 7 7a mine entirely or partly in the leaf sheath; puparium in the sheath => 8 7b mine in…

Phragmites australis host plant species

…phragmitidis leaf miner Agromyzidae Cerodontha phragmitophila leaf miner Agromyzidae Cerodontha pygmaea leaf miner Cosmopterigidae Cosmopterix coryphaea leaf miner Cosmopterigidae Cosmopterix lienigiella leaf miner doubtful Cosmopterigidae Cosmopterix orichalcea leaf miner Cosmopterigidae Cosmopterix scribaiella leaf miner Crambidae Donacaula forficella leaf miner doubtful Dolichopodidae Thrypticus bellus leaf miner Elachistidae Elachista maculicerusella leaf miner…

genus Phragmites host plant genus

Cosmopterix orichalcea leaf miner Cosmopterigidae Cosmopterix scribaiella leaf miner Crambidae Donacaula forficella leaf miner doubtful Dolichopodidae Thrypticus bellus leaf miner Elachistidae Elachista maculicerusella leaf miner Ephydridae Hydrellia griseola leaf pustule Cantharellales Ceratorhiza rhizodes leaf pustule Capnodiales Scirrhia rimosa leaf pustule uredinia telia Pucciniales Puccinia coronata leaf pustule uredinia telia Pucciniales…

November, 2017 news

new smut fungus for the flora of Belgium Entyloma tanaceti new mine for the Benelux Cosmopterix pulchrimella found in western Belgium new pictures Aceria artemisiae; Agrobacterium tumefaciens; Agromyza idaeiana (mine, puparium); Aphis pomi; Bremia cirsii; Camarotoscena speciosa; Campiglossa plantaginis; Caricosipha paniculatae; Ceruraphis eriophori; Chrysoesthia sexguttella; Coleophora atriplicis, coronillae; Cosmopterix scribaiella