Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi


Leontopodium edelweiss

Dichotomous table for leafminers

1a fleck mine, either long and narrow along the leaf margin, or more or less circular and in the leaf centre => 2

1b gallery or blotch => 3

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

2a linear fleck mine: Bucculatrix spec.*

2b normal fleck mine in the centre of the leaf: Coleophora obviella

3a larva with thoracic feet and chitinised head => 4

3b lara a maggot => 5

4a the larve mines life long: Scrobipalpula diffluella (?)

4b only the young larvae mine; later they live among spun leaves: Cnephasia sedana

5a pinnately branched gallery; main and side branches on top of the midrib and side veins: Liriomyza strigata

5b gallery not determined by the leaf venation => 6

6a pupation within the mine, in a, generally lower-surface, pupal chamber: Chromatomyia cf syngenesiae

6b pupation external: Phytomyza kyffhusana

* According to Hering (1957a) this should be Bucculatrix fatigatella, but the description he gives of the mines does not seem to fit fatigatella.

Tables for all parasites per species

Last modified 9.x.2017