Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi


Myosotis forget-me-not

Dichotomous table for leafminers

1a fleck mine: Coleophora pennella

1b short gallery, ending upon the midrib: Mogulones euphorbiae

1c mine full depth; larva with chitinised head: Orthochaetes insignis & O. setiger

1d mine upper- or lower-surface; larva a maggot => 2

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

2a corridor until the end, not even a secondary blotch: Chromatomya horticola

2b eventualy a primary or secondary blotch => 3

3a larva: cephalic skeleton with 2 arms pointing backwards: Phytomyza myosotica

3b cephalic skeleton with 3 arms pointing backwards => 4

4a larva solitary: Agromyza myosotidis & A. pseudorufipes

4b larvae communal: Agromyza abiens

Not included in the key: Coleophora pulmonariella; Cnephasia incertana; Dialectica scalariella; Orthochaetes setiger; Phytosciara halterata, Phytosciara macrotricha; Stephensia abbreviatella.

Tables for all parasites per species

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