Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi


Angelica wild angelica

incl. Archangelica, Ostericum.

Dichotomous table for leafminers

1a short, clear, full depth corridor mines, usually several together in the axils of the lateral veins; larvae with distinct heads and feet; older larvae only with their front parts in the mine: Epermenia chaerophyllella

1b larger blotch or corridor mine, not in groups in the vein axils; larva a maggot => 2

1c galls, etc => Tables for all parasites per species

2a large blotch with conspicuous primary and secondary feeding lines; larva: rear spiracula each with 3 papillae => 3

2b corridor or blotch mine without conspicuous feeding lines; rear spiracula with more papillae => 4

3a larva in June – October: Euleia heraclei

3b larva in October – November: Cryptaciura rotundiventris

4a mine with a very inconspicuous lower-surface initial corridor; later mine a sometimes quite broad corridor or secondary blotch => 5

4b no lower-surface initial corridor => 6

5a later mine definitely corridor-like over its whole length; larva: upper backward-directed arm of cephalic skeleton black: Phytomyza archangelicae

5b backward-directed arm of cephalic skeleton brown: Phytomyza angelicastri

6a primary blotch without a hint of an initial corridor; usually several larvae in a mine: Phytomyza angelicae **

6b corridor mine: Phytomyza pastinacae

** there is a possibility that also Phytomyza sitchensis could be found on this host plant.

Not included in the key: Cnephasia asseclana.

Tables for all parasites per species

Last modified 10.v.2019