Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi


Eleusine finger millet, goosegrass

Dichotomous table for leafminers

1a gallery from start to end; the puparium is formed within the mine, and the front spiracula then penetrate the epidermis: Chromatomyia nigra

1b mine eventually a blotch; if there is a puparium visibe it is situated in a separate mine, and the epidermis is not penetrated => 2

2a blotch, often large, in the leaf tip, without preceding gallery; often several larvae: Pseudonapomyza spinosa

2b fine gallery, often starting in the leaf sheath, eventually a secondary blotch; larva solitary: Hydrellia griseola

Tables for all parasites per species

Last modified 9.x.2017