Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi


Lobularia sweet alyssum

(For a dichotomous table for galls on Lobularia by Hans Roskam click here)

Dichotomous table for leafminers

1a larva a maggot; parts of the mine are not full depth: Scaptomyza flava

1b larva with chitinised head; mine full deptth => 2

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

2a larva with thoracic feet and prolegs: Plutella xylostella

2b larva with thoracic feet only: Phyllotreta nemorum

2c neither thoracic feet nor prolegs present => 3

3a larvae mine all their life: Ceutorhychus minutus

3b larvvae soon leave their mine and start causing window feeding: Phytosciara halterata

Tables for all parasites per species

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