Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aphalara calthae

Aphalara calthae (Linnaeus, 1761)

on Caltha

Aphalara calthae: 4th instar larva

4th instar larva (from Ossiannilsson, 1992a)


strongly flattened larvae mainly on the developing mericarps, that turn brown and ripen precociously. Univoltine; hibernates as adult in conifers.


Ranunculaceae, monophagous

Caltha palustris.


Aphalara picta (Zetterstedt, 1828).


Buhr (1964b), Burckhardt (1983a, 2002a), Burckhardt & Freuler (2000a), Burckhardt & Kofler (1991a), Burckhardt & Lauterer (1997a), Conci, Rapisarda & Tamanini (1992a), Hellrigl (2004a), Hodkinson (2009a), Houard (1908a, 1909a), Lauterer (1993a), Malenkovsk√Ĺ & Lauterer (2012a), Ossiannilsson (1992a), Seljak (2006a, 2020a), Tomasi (2014a).

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