Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Elasmucha grisea

Elasmucha grisea (Linnaeus, 1758)

parent bug

on Alnus, Betula


Larvae and adults at the leaves.

host plants

Betulaceae, oligophagous

Alnus cordata; Betula.

Occasionally Fagus; Ilex; Lactuca sativa; Picea; Tilia cordata.


Two generations, the first one on birch, the second one on alder (Roth ao).

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).


Elasmucha eckerleini cypria Josifov, 1971; E. grisea cypria.


Aukema, Heijerman & Kalkman (2016a), Bantock (2018a), Baugnée (2003c), Dusoulier & Mouquet (2007a), Lodos & Önder (1979a), Malenovský, Baňař & Kment (2011a), Ribes (1988a), Roques, Cleary, Matsiakh & Eschem (2017a), Roth, Adaschkiewitz & Fischer (2006a), Schubert (2007a), Wagner (1955a).

Last modified 11.iv.2022