Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi


Zea maize

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

Dichotomous table for leafminers

1a narrow corridor; larva solitary; larva and puparium set with transverse rows of long spinelike papillae; pupation outside the mine : Pseudonapomyza atra

1b mine broad; larvae usually communal; no long spines => 2

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

2a puparia anchored in the mine each one with a silken strand: Cerodontha incisa

2b puparia freely in the mine: Cerodontha hammi

Not included in the key: Cerodontha superciliosa; Ephysteris promptella.

Tables for all parasites per species

Last modified 12.v.2020