Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Heterarthrus vikbergi

Heterarthrus vikbergi Liston, Mutanen & Viitasaari 2019

on Populus


Irregular brown blotch mine, adjacent to the leaf margin. The solitary larva pupates in a circular cocoon (diameter 5-7 mm), that, under laboratory conditions, often dropped out ouf the leaf.

host plants

Salicaceae, monofaag

Populus balsaminfera.

distribution within Europe



The three sternites each with a brownish black spot; also the first two abdominal sternites with a vague spot.


Liston, Mutanen & Viitasaari (2019a).

Last modified 8.xi.2019