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

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:
    • 44,431 pages with hosts and parasites, both species and higher taxa
    • 10,974 references
    • 143 posts, mainly news
    • 261 glossary items
    • 19,038 images

Last modified 9.viii.2022