Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Pristiphora melanocarpa

Pristiphora melanocarpa (Hartig, 1840)

on Betula


Larvae free on the leaves. Oviposition scars in the leaf margin, between the teeth.

host plants

Betulaceae, monophagous

Betula nana, pendula, pubescens.

That the species would live also on Salix is considered unlikely by Prous ao.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Beneš & Holuša (2015a), Blommers & Mol (2019a), Buhr (1964b, 1965a), Gyurkovics & Haris (2012a), Hoop (1983a), Prous, Kramp, Vikberg & Liston (2017a), Prous, Vikberg, Liston & Kram (2016a), Roskam (2019a), Savina & Chevin (2012a), Schedl (2003a), Taeger, Altenhofer, Blank, ao (1998a).

Last modified 8.vii.2021