Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi


Pyracantha firethorn

The only species that regularly lives on Firethorn is Phyllonorycter leucographella. The other species in the key are either polyphagous on Rosaceae (Lyonetia clerkella) or species that primarily live on Hawthorn.

Dichotomous table for leafminers

1a tentiform mine or blotch without preceding corridor => 2

1b blotch with a clear preceding corridor: Stigmella hybnerella

1c corridor from start to end => 3

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

2a upper-surface, silvery, blotch: Phyllonorycter leucographella

2b lower-surface, yellow green, tentiform mine: Phyllonorycter oxyacanthae

3a corridor < 10 mm, mostly hook-like, in a vein axil: Bucculatrix bechsteinella

3b corridor longer, not hook-like, winding freely through the leaf: Lyonetia clerkella

Not included in the key: Coleophora prunifoliae

Tables for all parasites per species

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