Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi


Santolina lavender cotton, holy flax

Dichotomous table for leafminers

1a mine a corridor, with black frass grains; larva a maggot: Chromatomyia cf syngenesiae

1b mine a more or less blotchy fleck mine, (almost) without frass; larva with feet and a chitinised head => 2

1c gallen etc => Tabellen voor alle parasieten per soort

2a larva mines from a portable tube => 3

2b larva lives free, or mines from a spinning attached to the plant => 4

3a larva in a tubular silken case: Coleophora albicella

3b larva in a lobe case, covered with a large number of mined leaves: Coleophora santolinella

4a the larve lives free, without spinning, under the leaf: Bucculatrix santolinella

4b the larve works from a spinning => 5

5a larve in a silken tube, connected to a globular cocoon that is attached to the plant: Isidiella divitella

5b larva in a spinning, or silken tube, at ground level: Sophronia humerella

Tables for all parasites per species

Last modified 27.iv.2018