Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Leucoptera spartifoliella parasite

Leucoptera spartifoliella (Hübner, 1813) broom bent-wing on Cytisus, Genista Cytisus scoparius, Belgium © Stéphane Claerebout detail egg Cytisus scoparius, Belgium, prov. Brabant Wallon, Rosières-Saint-André © Jean-Yves Baugnée: pupation in a conspicuous, snow-white cocoon mine Oviposition on a young shoot. The larva leaves the egg without filling it with frass, and…

genus Cytisus host plant genus

…miner Lyonetiidae Leucoptera coronillae leaf miner Lyonetiidae Leucoptera cytisiphagella leaf miner Lyonetiidae Leucoptera laburnella leaf miner doubtful Lyonetiidae Leucoptera zanclaeella leaf pustule aecia uredinia telia Pucciniales Uromyces fulgens leaf pustule uredinia telia Pucciniales Uromyces genistae leaf pustule uredinia telia Pucciniales Uromyces sarothamni leaf pustule telia Pucciniales Uromyces pallidus leaf pustule…

genus Genista host plant genus

…miner Nepticulidae Trifurcula orientella stem miner Nepticulidae Trifurcula austriaca unknown unknown doubtful Nepticulidae Trifurcula baldensis stem miner Nepticulidae Trifurcula cytisanthi unknown unknown Nepticulidae Trifurcula etnensis stem miner Nepticulidae Trifurcula serotinella unknown unknown doubtful Nepticulidae Trifurcula beirnei stem miner Coleophoridae Coleophora cytisanthi stem miner Lyonetiidae Leucoptera spartifoliella fruit vagrant Coleophoridae Coleophora…

Trifurcula immundella parasite

Trifurcula immundella (Zeller,1839) broom pigmy on Cytisus Cytisus scoparius, Noordwijkerhout, Klein Leeuwenhorst © Erik van Nieukerken mine the larve makes bark mines, filled with much black frass. Old mines may lignify reminding veins running over the twig. The mine resembles the one of Leucoptera spartifoliella; check there for the differences….

Dasineura tubicoloides parasite

…plants Fabaceae, narrowly monophagous Cytisus albus, eriocarpus, grandiflorus, hirsutus, scoparius, striatus. synonyms Cecidomyia, Dasineura, Perrisia, tubicola (Kieffer, 1889), preocc. notes The white line on the picture probably is a mine of Leucoptera spartifoliella, a bark miner. references Béguinot (2000b, 2006a, 2007b), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a), Houard…

Agonopterix assimilella parasite

Agonopterix assimilella (Treitschke, 1832) dusted flat-body on Cytisus, Genista parasite Larvae in a web amont the shoots. Very young larvae may also mine the the rind of the shoots; their mines resemble those made by Leucoptera spartifoliella. host plants Fabaceae, oligophagous Cytisus hirsutus, scoparius; Genista florida, pilosa. distribution within Europe…

Cytisus praecox host plant species

organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite stem miner Lyonetiidae Leucoptera spartifoliella leaf vagrant Psyllidae Arytaina genistae fruit gall summer generation Cecidomyiidae Asphondylia sarothamni leaf bud gall spring generation Cecidomyiidae Asphondylia sarothamni stem vagrant Eriophyidae Aculus cytisi…

Necremnus metalarus parasite

Necremnus metalarus (Walker, 1839) parasite Parasitoid of Argyresthia thuiella; Coleophora laricella, pennella, serratella, vitisella; Leucoptera spartifoliella; Mompha miscella; Phyllonorycter quinqueguttella, scopariella. host plants polyphagous Betula; Helianthemum; Larix decidua; Salix repens; Vaccinium vitis-idaea. distribution within Europe PESI (2022). references Askew (1968a), Askew, Blasco-Zumeta & Pujade-Villar (2001a), Bouček (1959a), Gebiola, Bernardo, Ribes…

March, 2018 news

new pictures Aculus hippocastani, magnirostris; Aulagromyza caraganae; Caloptilia staintoni; Cecidophyes nudus, psilonotus; Coleophora otidipennella; Coleosporium campanulae; Dasineura cytisi; Ectoedemia heringella; Eriophyes exilis; Gymnosporangium sabinae; Leucoptera spartifoliella; Mikiola fagi; Orchestes jota; Panaphis juglandis; Peronospora chenopodii, somniferi; Phyllonorycter froelichiella; Phytomyza agromyzina; Phytoptus abnormis; Polystigma rubrum; Profenusa pygmaea; Rabdophaga dubiosa, pierreana, saliciperda; Trifurcula…

Genista radiata host plant species

…cythisanthana leaf hidden Depressariidae Agonopterix umbellana leaf vagrant Psyllidae Livilla nervosa leaf vagrant Psyllidae Livilla vicina leaf vagrant Psyllidae Livilla vittipennella fruit borer larva Apionidae Exapion inexpertum unknown unknown doubtful Nepticulidae Trifurcula baldensis stem miner Nepticulidae Trifurcula cytisanthi stem miner Coleophoridae Coleophora cytisanthi stem miner Lyonetiidae Leucoptera spartifoliella leaf down…

Cytisus striatus host plant species

…laufferi fruit borer larva Apionidae Exapion compactum fruit borer larva Apionidae Exapion elongatissimum stem gall Cecidomyiidae Janetiella tuberculi leaf bud gall Eriophyidae Aceria genistae stem vagrant Aphididae Acyrthosiphon pisum unknown unknown doubtful Nepticulidae Trifurcula squamatella stem miner Lyonetiidae Leucoptera spartifoliella stem miner Gracillariidae Phyllonorycter scopariella stem vagrant Aphididae Aphis cytisorum…

Cytisus scoparius host plant species

…Arytainilla spartiophila leaf vagrant Psyllidae Arytaina genistae unknown unknown Nepticulidae Trifurcula squamatella stem miner Lyonetiidae Leucoptera spartifoliella stem miner Gracillariidae Phyllonorycter scopariella stem vagrant Aphididae Aphis craccivora fruit gall Cecidomyiidae Contarinia pulchripes fruit gall summer generation Cecidomyiidae Asphondylia sarothamni fruit gall Curculionidae Tychius parallelus stem vagrant Aphididae Aphis cytisorum sarothamni…