Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Paracrania chrysolepidella parasite

Paracrania chrysolepidella (Zeller, 1851) small hazel purple Carpinus betulus, Valkenburg, St. Jansbosch © Maarten Immerzeel” occupied mine larva in the mine larva Corylus avellana, Epen © Arnold Wijker Corylus avellana, Belgium, prov. Namur, Doische, Matagne-la-Grande, RN des Hurées © Stéphane Claerebout Corylus avellana, Belgium, prov. Namur, Rochefort, Ri d’Howisse ©…

Paracrania chrysolepidella larva parasite

Carpinus betulus, Belgium, prov. Namur, Viroinval, Treignes, Tienne d’Al Vau: larva, dorsal © Stéphane Claerebout. ventral Corylus avellana, Epen © Arnold Wijker: larva, dorsal view As is evident from the picture by Arnold Wijker, the pair of black spots on the pronotum, considered to be diagnostic of the species, may…

Ostrya host plants

…1/2 – 1/3 of the width of the corridor: Stigmella johanssonella 4a frass in long threads: Paracrania chrysolepidella 4b frass granular => 5 5a silvery upper-surface blotch: Phyllonorycter coryli & Ph. esperella (young mines) 5b small rectangular brownish blotch; the older larva lives free under a leaf margin that has…

Dyseriocrania subpurpurella parasite

…litt.) this refers to Paracrania chrysolepidella. phenology Mines May – June (Heath, 1976a). The larva hibernates in the soil, in a detritus-covered cocoon, and pupates in the spring. BENELUX BE recorded (Phegea, 2009). NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a; Microlepidoptera.nl, 2009). LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009). distribution within Europe…

Corylus host plants

…in long threads; larva without feet => 10 9b mine does not begin at the leaf margin; frass in loose granules; larva with feet => 11 10a larva: prothorax entirely white (occurrence on this host plant uncertain): Dyseriocrania subpurpurella 10b larva: pronotum with two irregular black spots: Paracrania chrysolepidella 11a…

Carpinus host plants

…of the leaf; frass often in long threads; larva without feet => 9 8b mine begins more centrally; frass in loose granules; larva with feet => 10 9a larva: prothorax entirely white (occurrence on this host plant uncertain): Dyseriocrania subpurpurella 9b larva: pronotum with two irregular black spots: Paracrania chrysolepidella

Alnus host plants

…underside of leaf with a loose spinning, in which frass grains are trapped; larvae crimson: Atemelia torquatella 4b no spinning, ground colour of larvae whitish => 5 5a frass often in long threads; a large blotch mine in still young leaf, thereby strongly disfigured, on A. viridis: Eriocrania alpinella; Paracrania

May, 2017 news

…Drepanosiphum platanoidis; Epitrimerus marginemtorquens; Erysiphe symphoricarpi; Euura bridgmanii; Geocrypta braueri; Globia sparganii; Hyalopterus pruni; Lasioptera populna; Hyalopterus pruni; Macrolabis heraclei; Neaylax versicolor; Paracrania chrysolepidella; Periphyllus testudinaceus; Peronospora aparines, arenariae, arvensis, conferta, flava, trifolii-hybridi; Phanacis hypochoeridis; Phyllaphis fagi; Phyllocoptes eupadi, vaccinii; Phytomyza chaerophylli; Plasmopara pusilla; Podosphaera aphanis; Pterocomma rufipes; Phyllonorycter mespilella;…

April, 2017 news

A new species of rust for the flora of the Netherlands Uromyces acutatus. And a new moth species for the fauna Paracrania chrysolepidella. Exceptional host plant relation Coleophora pyrrhulipennella: Vaccinium vitis-idaea. New pictures Aceria drabae; Acyrthosiphon pisum; Anthophila fabriciana; Aphis fabae; Ceruraphis eriophori; Ceutorhynchus napi; Coleophora glitzella; Contarinia rubicola; Cryptomyzus…

genus Alnus host plant genus

…Curculionidae Anoplus plantaris leaf miner Curculionidae Anoplus roboris leaf miner Curculionidae Tachyerges pseudostigma leaf miner Curculionidae Tachyerges stigma leaf miner Curculionidae Orchestes jota leaf miner Curculionidae Orchestes testaceus leaf miner Eriocraniidae Eriocrania alpinella leaf miner Eriocraniidae Paracrania chrysolepidella leaf miner Gracillariidae Caloptilia elongella leaf miner Gracillariidae Caloptilia falconipennella leaf miner…

genus Carpinus host plant genus

…Coleophoridae Coleophora fuscocuprella leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora milvipennis leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora orbitella leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora serratella leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora siccifolia leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora violacea leaf miner Eriocraniidae Paracrania chrysolepidella leaf miner Gracillariidae Parornix carpinella leaf miner Gracillariidae Phyllonorycter endryella leaf miner Gracillariidae Phyllonorycter messaniella leaf miner…

genus Corylus host plant genus

…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 serratella leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora violacea leaf miner Curculionidae Tachyerges pseudostigma leaf miner Curculionidae Tachyerges stigma leaf miner Eriocraniidae Paracrania chrysolepidella leaf…

genus Ostrya host plant genus

…spot Taphrinales Taphrina ostryae leaf gall Cecidomyiidae Zygiobia carpini leaf gall Cecidomyiidae Aschistonyx carpinicolus leaf gall doubtful Cecidomyiidae Dasineura ruebsaameni leaf gall Eriophyidae Aceria tenella leaf gall Eriophyidae Aculops macrotrichus leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora serratella leaf miner Eriocraniidae Paracrania chrysolepidella leaf miner Gracillariidae Parornix carpinella leaf miner Gracillariidae Phyllonorycter aemula…

Alnus viridis host plant species

…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 leaf miner Heliozelidae Heliozela resplendella…

Carpinus betulus host plant species

…leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora serratella leaf miner Coleophoridae Coleophora violacea leaf miner Eriocraniidae Paracrania chrysolepidella leaf miner Gracillariidae Parornix carpinella leaf miner Gracillariidae Phyllonorycter endryella leaf miner Gracillariidae Phyllonorycter messaniella leaf miner Gracillariidae Phyllonorycter tenerella leaf miner Incurvariidae Incurvaria masculella leaf miner Incurvariidae Incurvaria oehlmanniella leaf miner Incurvariidae Incurvaria pectinea…

Corylus avellana host plant species

…Coleophora violacea leaf miner Curculionidae Tachyerges pseudostigma leaf miner Curculionidae Tachyerges stigma leaf miner Eriocraniidae Paracrania chrysolepidella leaf miner Gracillariidae Parornix devoniella leaf miner Gracillariidae Phyllonorycter coryli leaf miner Gracillariidae Phyllonorycter nicellii leaf miner Incurvariidae Incurvaria masculella leaf miner Incurvariidae Incurvaria pectinea leaf miner rarely Nepticulidae Ectoedemia minimella leaf miner…

May, 2016 news

…fergussonii; Euura leucapsis; Fenusella glaucopis; Incurvaria koerneriella; Lathyromyza schlechtendali; Milesina kriegeriana; Neuroterus quercusbaccarum; Orrchestes alni, avellanae; Paracrania chrysolepidella; Peronospora ficariae; Phylloxera glabra; ? Phytosciara macrotricha; Plasmopara angelicae, chaerophylli, nivea; Podosphaera filipendulae; Puccinia obscura; Putoniella pruni; Subanguina graminophila; Pseudopeziza calthae; Taphrina padi; Uromyces valerianae; Ustilago filiformis, striiformis; Urocystis colchici; Uromyces minor….