Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Fenusella wuestneii

Fenusella wuestneii (Konow, 1894)

Fenusella wuestneii mine

Salix viminalis, Veessen


Oviposition on the leaf blade. From there a quickly widening corridor, ending in a full depth brownish blotch that frequently overruns the initial parts (Viramo, 1969a). Initially the mine expands towards the leaf tip, later it descends towards the base (Buhr, 1933a, 1941a). Pupation shortly after the larva has vacated the mine.

host plants

Salicaceae, narrowly monophagous

Salix viminalis.

According to Liston (2007b) references to other Salix species (caprea, cinerea, elaeagnos, herbacea, purpurea, silesiaca, triandra) are dubious. References to Salix lapponum apply to Fenusella septentrionalis.


BE recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

NE recorded (van Ooststroom, 1976a).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

distribution within Europe

From Sweden and Finland to the Alps, and from the Benelux to Roumania (Fauna Europaea, 2008).



Messa wüstneii.


Completed mines can be confused with mines of Heterarthrus microcephalus.


Beiger (1979b), Blank ao (1998a), Buhr (1933a, 1941a, 1964a), Heibo, Lønnve, Barstad ao (2014a), Hering (1924b, 1957a), Hoop (1983a), Liston (1995b, 2006a, 2007b), Lorenz & Kraus (1957a), Malaise (1920a), Michalska Myssura & Walczak (2010a), van Ooststroom (1976a), Smith (1971a), Sønderup (1949a), Taeger, Blank & Liston (2006a), Viramo (1969a), Zoerner (1969a, 1970a).

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