Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Spiraea

Spiraea bridewort

Dichotomous table for leafminers

1a blotch, from which an excision is made in which the larva drops to the ground: Incurvaria praelatella

1b mine without an excision => 2

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

2a fleck mine: Coleophora potentillae

2b corridor, blotch, or tentiform mine => 3

3a mine < 1 cm, full depth: : Incurvaria praelatella (young mine)

3b mine larger, upper-surface => 4

4a silvery blotch, eventually a contracted tentifom mine; larva with chitinised head: Phyllonorycter corylifoliella

4b mine greenish, flat; larva a maggot: Agromyza spiraeoidearum

Not included in the key: Coleophora hemerobiella, serratella, spiraeella; Ectoedemia spiraeae; Fenella nigrita; Parornix mixta; Stigmella inopinata.

Tables for all parasites per species

Last modified 9.x.2017