Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Arge ustulata

Arge ustulata (Linnaeus, 1758)

Betula, Salix


Eggs are deposited one by one in the leaf margin, recognisable as a series of oviposition scars. The larvae live freely on the leaves.

host plants

Betulaceae, Salicaceae, restricted polyphagous

Betula pendula, pubescens; Salix alba, aurita, caprea, cinerea, x fragilis.

According to Beneš (2013a) also Crataegus.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Might be a complex of species.


Beneš (2013a, 2014b), Beneš & Holuša (2015a), Benson (1961a), Buhr (1965a), (Haris, 2012a), Hoop (1983a), Liston (1996b), Macek (2012c), Pschorn-Walcher & Altenhofer (2000a), Roskam (2019a), Schwarz (2004a), Stritt (1952a), Taeger, Altenhofer, Blank, ao (1998a).

Last modified 22.iii.2021