Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

History of the website

2001

  • Willem Ellis started a website on leafminers in Europa. Determination of species through dichotomous tables. The site is in both English and Dutch and generously provided with images.
  • de site is coded with HTML using TextWrangler
  • hosting is provided by XS4ALL on the URL http://www.xs4all.nl/~wnellis
2003

  • links are maintained using Dreamweaver
  • the site contains some 1300 links
2004

2007

  • extension with a glossary
  • introduction of visual design with CSS
2010

2011

  • extension with information and determination of galls
2016

  • files and folders on October 27, 2016:
    • 9,086 HTML-files
    • 9,222 images
    • 9,384 folders
  • Willem Ellis is awarded with the Uyttenboogaart-Eliasen prijs, honoring his lifelong work in entomology
  • start of conversion to WordPress with Jaap Wiering from Fanagalo
2017

  • 1500 host plants on genus level (March 2017)
  • The Uyttenboogaart-Eliasen Stichting provides a grant for further improvements on the website
  • conversion of the website to the open source content management system WordPress
    • English and Dutch language version are shown on separate pages
    • improved visual design
    • usable on smartphones and tablets
    • navigation through higher and lower levels in the taxonomy
    • simplification of writing and editing
    • automation of hyperlinks, dates and backup
    • preparation for future changes
    • anonymized Google Analytics
  • second domain https://plantparasites.eu
  • the old version of the website stays available on https://html.bladmineerders.nl

September 2017

  • extension with information and determination of fungi

October 2017

  • extension with tabular determination of host plants on species level, 9,279 pages are added
  • 12,998 records (bilingual pages) in database (October 9, 2017)
2018

  • improvement and speeding up of the editorial process
  • financial support for hosting by Naturalis and EIS
2019

  • addition of errata “Plant Galls of Europe” by J.C. Roskam
  • addition of dichotomous determination for galls by J.C. Roskam
  • some 26,000 pages (November 2019)
2020

  • technical renovation of the theme design
  • some 32,000 pages (December 23, 2020):
    • 606 higher taxa of host plants
    • 1,573 host genera with dichotomous determination
    • 1,572 host genera with tabular determination
    • 9,439 host species with tabular determination
    • 3,221 higher taxa of parasites
    • 15,120 parasite species
    • 569 stages of parasites
    • 356 galls with dichotomous determination
2021

  • hosting by VDX
  • count of parasites on February 8, 2021:
    • 3,367 higher taxa of parasites
    • 15,617 parasite species
    • 569 stages of parasites
2022

  • technical improvements
    • changes in editorial process
    • acceleration of pageview
  • almost 50,000 pages (February 12, 2022):
    • 10,048 references
    • 14,234 hosts
    • 25,222 parasites
    • and 18,325 images
now

  • currently the site bladmineerders.nl contains:
    • 50,430 pages with hosts and parasites, both species and higher taxa
    • 13,610 references
    • 163 posts, mainly news
    • 262 glossary items
    • 21,244 images

Last modified 8.xii.2022