Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi


Clinopodium wild basil

Incl. Acinos, Calamintha; check also at Satureja, calamint, savory

Dichotomous table for leafminers

1a fleck mine => 2

1b full depth blotch and/or corridor; larva with feet and chitinised head => 3

1c upper- or lower-surface corridor or secondary blotch => 4

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

2a larva in a helicoidal case; hole in the mine angular: Apterona helicoidella

2b larva in a tubular case; hole precisely round: Coleophora albitarsella

3agallery (running along the leaf margin), followed by a blotch: Stephensia brunnichella

3b corridor, freely winding through the leaf: Apteropeda orbiculata

3c blotch, without a preceding gallery but often with broad extensions: Dibolia occultans

4a puparium in the mine in a, usually lower-surface, pupal chamber: Chromatomyia horticola

4b pupation outside the mine => 5

5a narrow corridor, that seems to end upon a thick vein: Ophiomyia curvipalpis

5b corridor, terminating in a secondary blotch => 6

6a first part of the mine wound into a dense spiral: Phytomyza obscura

6b first part not forming a spiral: Phytomyza nepetae

Not included in the key: Apteropeda globosa; Coleophora obtectella; Dibolia depressiuscula; Habroloma triangulare; Scrobipalpa artemisiella; Stephensia cedronellae; Glaucolepis saturejae.

Tables for all parasites per species

Last modified 18.xi.2020