Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Colchicum

Colchicum autumn crocus, naked ladies

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

Dichotomous table for leafminers

10a larva: pinacula colourless (the bases of the setae themselves are black) : Cnephasia incertana

10b pinacula black: Cnephasia stephensiana

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

Hering (1957a) includes in his key a mine of the tortricid Aphelia paleana (Hübner, 1793). This is an extremely polyphagous species, and nowhere in the literature it is described as regular miner. The mine that Hering described must have been a fortuitous phenomenon.

Tables for all parasites per species

Last modified 18.xi.2020