Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi


Camelina false flax, gold-of-pleasure

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

Dichotomous table for leafminers

1a larva with a recognisable head; mine entirely full depth => 2

1b larva a maggot; mine at last largely upper- of lower-surface => 4

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

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2a larva with thoracic feet => 3

2b no thoracic feet: Ceutorhynchus minutus

3a larva with prolegs; older larvae live free, causing window feeding: Plutella xylostella

3b no prolegs; larvae mine all their life: Phyllotreta nemorum

4a frass powdery, in green clouds in remote corners of the mine; larva: rear spiraclum seemingly ending in a point: Scaptomyza flava

4b frass in black grains or strings; rear spiraculum with three papillae: Liriomyza xanthocera

Tables for all parasites per species

Last modified 30.iv.2020