Heterarthrus flavicollis (Gussakovskij, 1947)

Heterarthrus flavicollis: mine on Acer platanoides

Acer platanoides, Hongarije, Budapest © László Érsek

Heterarthrus flavicollis: mine on Acer platanoides

same leaf, underside

Heterarthrus flavicollis: larva

larva, dorsal view

Heterarthrus flavicollis: larva

larva, ventral view


Mine entirely like that of Heterarthrus cuneifrons: a large upper-surface (but virtually full depth) blotch, without a trace of an initial corridor, starting in the centre of the leaf. Full grown larval in a discoidal cocoon in the mine. In the end the cocoon drops out if the mine, taking a disk of upper epidermis with it.


Sapindaceae, narrowly oligophagous

Acer platanoides.

The only Heterarthrus on Norway Mape.


Fully developed mines in July.


Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

distribution within Europe

Described from Georgia; within Europe known only from Sweden and Germany (Liston, 1995a); as testified by the pictures also in Hungary.


Phyllotoma aceris: Hering (1957a), Wahlgren, 1944a, 1951a.


Altenhofer & Zombori (1987a), Blank ao (1998a), Hering (1957a), Liston (1993a,d, 1995a), Späth & Liston (2003a), Taeger, Blank & Liston (2006a), Taeger ao (1998a), Wahlgren (1944a, 1951a).

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