Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Scolioneura tirolensis

Scolioneura tirolensis (Enslin, 1914)


A large, full depth blotch that starts at the leaf margin, finally occupying a large part of the leaf. Pupation external.


Salicaceae, monophagous

Salix aurita, caprea, foetida, hastata, helvetica, myrsinifolia, waldsteiniana.

distribution within Europe

Alps, 800-2300 m (Liston, 2007b).


illustrated by Liston (2007b). Like all species of the genus, the larva has a row of conspicuous black spots laterally on the abdominal segments.


Hering (1957a) didn’t know this species, and his description of the mine of Fenusella wuestneii may therefore refer to a mix of both species.


Altenhofer (2003a), Altenhofer, Hellrigl & Mörl (2001a), Blank & Taeger (1998a), Hering (1957a), Liston (1993b, 1995b, 2007b), Pschorn-Walcher & Altenhofer (2000a), Pschorn-Walcher & Taeger (1995), Schedl (1976a), Taeger, Blank & Liston (2006a).

Last modified 8.iii.2021