Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Dineura virididorsata

Dineura virididorsata (Retzius, 1783)

on Betula


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

Betulaceae, monophagous

Betula pendula, pubescens.


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

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Body green; setae very short, acute.


Beneš & Holuša (2015a), Haris (2018a), Hoop (1983a), Macek (2015), Pschorn-Walcher & Altenhofer (2000a), Schedl (1976a), Taeger, Altenhofer, Blank, ao (1998a).

Last modified 25.iv.2020