Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi


Aurinia basket of gold

Dichotomous table for leafminers

1a mine full depth; larva wiyh chitinised head => 2

1b mine lower- or upper-surface; larva a magot => 3

1c fleck mine; opening irregular and relatively large: Apterona helicoidella

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

2a small blotch mine; larva with prolegs; older larva lives free: Plutella xylostella

2b irregular corridor; larva, without prolegs, mines all its life: Ceutorhynchus minutus

3a blotch: Phytomyza alyssi

3b corridor => 4

4a corridor pinnately branched, branches overlying midrib and side veins; pupation outside the mine: Liriomyza strigata

4b corridor not pinnate, not associated with leaf venation; pupation within the mine in a, usually lower-surface, pupal chamber: Chromatomyia horticola

Aurinia saxatilis has in the past been placed in the genera Aethionema and Alyssum. Have a try there, if the key above does not lead to a result.

Tables for all parasites per species

Last modified 2.ii.2018