Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cornutrypeta spinifrons

Cornutrypeta spinifrons (Schroeder, 1913)


Solidago virgaurea, Germany (Baden-Württemberg), Baden-Weiler


Broad corridor overlying the midrib. The mine has a number of side branches that distally widen strongly, and may coalesce. Primary and secondary feeding lines very conspicuous.


Asteraceae, oligophagous

Aster; Senecio ovatus; Solidago virgaurea.

Maček (1999a) adds Callistephus chinensis and Chrysanthemum indicum.


BE recorded (Leclercq & De Bruyn, 1991a).

NE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

distribution within Europe

From Scandinavia to the Pyrenees, and from the UK to Poland; also in the European part of Russia (Fauna Europaea, 2007).


Rear spiraculum with three elongated papillae.


Spilographa, Stemonocera, Vidalia spinifrons.


In 2005 I mentioned in this place the find of this species in the Netherlands (Amsterdam). Since then I have growing doutbs about the identification. The single mine was not yet fully developed, and can just as well be the work of Trypeta zoe. At the present state of knowledge the larva does not enable to discriminate between the two.


Baugnée (2006a, 2009a), Bland (2005a), Hering (1927c, 1957a), Leclercq & De Bruyn (1991a), Maček (1999a), Niblett (1956a), Smit (2010a), White (1988a).


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