Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi


Valeriana valerian

(For a dichotomous table for galls on Valeriana by Hans Roskam click here)

Dichotomous table for leafminers

1a pinnately branched corridor overlying the midrib and strong lateral veins: Liriomyza strigata

1b mine not associated with the strong veins => 2

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

2a frass in grains that are about separated by their own diameter, never in strings; mine very shallow; puparium in the mine, in a, usually lower-surface, pupal chamber: Chromatomyia horticola

2b frass in strings; mine deeper; pupation outside the mine: Liriomyza valerianae

Not included in the key: Cnephasia incertana.

Tables for all parasites per species

Last modified 24.iv.2020