Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Chromatomyia linnaeae

Chromatomyia linnaeae Griffiths, 1974

on Linnaea


narrow gallery, soon widening into, and overrun by, an irregular upper surface blotch that may occupy a large part of the tiny leaf. Frass in dispersed grains. Puparium within the mine; the anterior spiracula penetrate the upper epidermis.

host plants

Caprifoliaceae, monophagous

Linnaea borealis.

distribution within Europe

Northern Finland, Sweden; described from Canada.


Griffiths (1974a), Itämies (1995a).

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