Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Endophytus anemones

Endophytus anemones (Hering, 1925)


Oviposition at the underside of a thick vein. From this point the larva makes a corridor that quickly widens into a full depth blotch, mostly in the distal half of the leaf. Frass initially in a central line, further on in scattered lumps. Pupation outside the mine (Hering, 1957a; Altenhofer & Pschorn-Walcher, 2006a).

host plants

Ranunculaceae, narrowly monophagous

Anemone nemorosa, ranunculoides, reflexa.


Larvae in April-May (Hering, 1957a).


BE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

NE not recorded (van Ooststroom, 1976a; Fauna Europaea, 2008).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

distribution within Europe

From Sweden and Finland to Germany, and from Britain to Romania (Fauna Europaea, 2008).


Shaped like a normal caterpillar, not much flattened, with a globular head and the mouth directed vertically.


Pelmatopus anemones.


Ahr (1966a), Altenhofer (2003a), Altenhofer & Pschorn-Walcher (2006a), Blank ao (1998a), Buhr (1933a, 1941a), Hering (1924b, 1925b, 1955b, 1957a), Huber (1969a), Liston (2006b, 2006a), Liston, Prous & Vårdal (2019c), Nyman, Zinovjev, Vikberg & Farrell (2006a), Michalska (1976a), van Ooststroom (1976a), Pschorn-Walcher & Altenhofer (2000a), Pschorn-Walcher & Taeger (1995), Taeger, Blank & Liston (2006a), Sønderup (1949a), Taeger, Altenhofer, Blank, ao (1998a), Viramo (1969a).

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