Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Fenusella glaucopis

Fenusella glaucopis (Konow, 1907)

on Populus

Fenusella glaucopis: mine

Populus tremula, Belgium, prov. Antwerp, Balen, Griesbroek, 4.v.2020 © Carina Van Steenwinkel

Fenusella glaucopis: occupied mine on Populus tremula

same mine, lighted from behind

Fenusella glaucopis: larva


Fenusella glaucopis: mine on Populus tremula

Populus tremula, Belgim, prov. Namur, Couvin, Frasnes-lez-Couvin, RN Tienne du Lion, 25.v.2016 © Stéphane Claerebout

Fenusella glaucopis: mine on Populus tremula

the mine begins with a short gallery along the leaf margoin

Fenusella glaucopis:  larva in its mine

the larva in its mine

Fenusella glaucopis mine (?)

Populus canescens, Nieuwendam; identification provisional


Transparant blotch, starting at the leaf margin, quickly turning brown. Frass in scattered grains. Pupation outside the mine.

host plants

Salicaceae, monophagous

Populus alba, x canescens, nigra, tremula.

According to Liston & Späth (2004a) only records from P. tremula are trustworthy.


Larvae in May (Altenhofer, 1980b).


BE recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

NE Not in van Ooststroom’s (1976a) checklist of Dutch sawflies; occupied mines have been found in Nieuwendam that may belong to this species.

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

distribution within Europe

From Sweden ad Finland to the Pyrenees, Italy and Slovenia, and from Britain to well into Russia (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

Pigmentation of the ventral region around the anal prolegs of the larva of Fenusella glaucopis (left) and F. hortulana (right); after Altenhofer (1980a).


The pigmentation in front of the anal prolegs is weak and restricted.


Fenusa, Messa glaucopis.


Altenhofer (1980a,b, 2003a), Balázs & Haris (2019a), Blank ao (1998a), Chevin (1987a, 1998a), Hering (1957a), Lengesova (2008a), Liston (1995b), Liston & Späth (2004a), Maček (1999a, 2012c), van Ooststroom (1976a), Pieronek (1962a), Pschorn-Walcher & Altenhofer (2000a), Robbins (1991a), Taeger, Blank & Liston (2006a), Taeger ao (1998a), Viramo (1969a), Zoerner (1969a).

Last modified 19.v.2020