Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Anoplus roboris

Anoplus roboris Suffrian, 1840


Oviposition in the underside of the midrib or a thick lateral vein; the oviposition site develops into a large scar. The larva makes a corridor that runs towards the leaf margin. The ultimate part of the mine is a corridor in the leaf tip, with frass in a narrow black central line. Later the leaf often tears in over the mine.

Before pupation the larva vacates the mine by making a very small exit slit (Hering, 1957a).

host plants

Betulaceae, monophagous

Alnus glutinosa, incana, viridis.


BE recorded (, 2010).

NE recorded (Heijerman, 1993a).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

distribution within Europe

From the UK to Italy and from Poland to France; also Romania (Fauna Europaea, 2007)


Ahr (1966a), Balalaikins & Bukejs (2012b), Beiger (1979a), Buhr (1933a), Buszko (1992b), Heijerman (1993a), Hering (1930a, 1957a), Huber (1969a), Menet (2012a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Robbins (1991a), Scherf (1964a), Scholze (1991a), Skala (1936a), S√łnderup (1949a), Vorst (2010a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a.

Last modified 25.xi.2023