Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Xenostrongylus lateralis

Xenostrongylus lateralis Chevrolat, 1861

mine

Full depth primary blotch without preceding gallery. In the centre a spot of green, not completely eaten tissue, under which the larva retreats during feeding pauses. Frass black, scattered. Generally several mines sharing a leaf.

host plants

Brassicaceae, oligophagous

Alliaria petiolata; Arabis; Brassica rupestris; Lunaria annua; Sisymbrium officinale.

phenology

Larvae from April on.

distribution within Europe

North Africa, Italy (Hering, 1957a; Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

Xenostrongylus llateralis larva

larva (from de Peyerimhoff).

synonyms

Xenostronylus siculus Ragusa, 1892.

references

Baviera & Audisio (2014a), Hering (1957a), de Peyerimhoff (2010a).

Last modified 4.viii.2020