Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Dineura testaceipes

Dineura testaceipes (Klug, 1816)

on Cotoneaster, Crataegus, Sorbus


The larvae live freely at the upper side of the leaves, causing extensive window feeding. They rest at the underside of a leaf.

host plants

Rosaceae, oligophagous

Cotoneaster melanocarpus; Crataegus; Sorbus aria, aucuparia, intermedia.


Univoltine; the larva hibernates in a cocoon in the litter.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Body green; setae truncate, relatively long (longer than the length of the annulets), each one on top of a conical papilla. Picture in Liston ao.


References to larvae of D. stilata before 2015 apply to this species.


Liston, Prous & VĂ¥rdal (2019b), Macek (2012c, 2015a), Pschorn-Walcher & Altenhofer (2006a), Taeger, Altenhofer, Blank, ao (1998a).

Last modified 25.iv.2020