Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Digitivalva perlepidella parasite

Digitivalva perlepidella (Stainton, 1849) spikenard fanner mine One or several broad corridors, radiation from the leaf base, often along the midrib, towards the leaf tip widening into a roundish blotch, not containing any frass. The larva, that seems to feed only at night, retreats during feeding pauses in the leaf…

Inula host plants

Digitivalva perlepidella 9a species from Spain and southern France: Digitivalva solidaginis 9b species from the Mediterranean from southern France till Dalmatia: Digitivalva occidentella 9c species from southern Europe till southern Russia: Digitivalva orientella 9d species from Macedonia: Digitivalva heringi 9e species from central and southern Europe, Belgium included: Digitivalva granitella…

genus Inula host plant genus

…miner Glyphipterigidae Digitivalva heringi leaf miner Glyphipterigidae Digitivalva occidentella leaf miner Glyphipterigidae Digitivalva orientella leaf miner Glyphipterigidae Digitivalva pappella leaf miner Glyphipterigidae Digitivalva perlepidella leaf miner Glyphipterigidae Digitivalva solidaginis leaf miner Glyphipterigidae Digitivalva valeriella leaf miner Psychidae Apterona helicoidella leaf miner Tortricidae Cnephasia ecullyana leaf pustule Albuginales Pustula obtusata leaf…

Inula conyzae host plant species

…miner Crambidae Atralata albofascialis leaf miner Glyphipterigidae Digitivalva granitella leaf miner Glyphipterigidae Digitivalva occidentella leaf miner Glyphipterigidae Digitivalva perlepidella leaf miner Glyphipterigidae Digitivalva valeriella leaf pustule Albuginales Pustula obtusata leaf pustule uredinia telia Pucciniales Coleosporium inulae stem gall Cecidomyiidae Acodiplosis inulae leaf vagrant summer generation Aphididae Brachycaudus helichrysi leaf vagrant…

Plantago host plants

…during feeding pauses => 10 9b larva free: Jordanita globulariae 10a larva grey-green with whitish length lines: Scythris picaepennis 10b larva dark purple with narrow transverse white bands: Scythris siccella Not included in the key: Aspilapteryx multipunctella, spectabilis; Digitivalva perlepidella; Jordanita notata; Liriomyza bryoniae, trifolii; Orthochaetes setiger; Phytosciara halterata, macrotricha….