Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Pseudodineura clematidis

Pseudodineura clematidis (Hering, 1924)


Large, full depth, primary blotch that begins with a very short and quickly widening corridor starting at the leaf margin. Frass in thick black lumps. The larva can vacate its mine and restart elsewhere. Pupation outside the mine.

host plants

Ranunculaceae, narrowly mnophagous

Clematis alpina.


Full grown larvae in mid-July – mid-August (Altenhofer & Pschorn-Walcher, 2006a).


Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

Germany, Poland, Switzerland, Austria (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Described by Lorenz & Kraus (1957a); photo in Prous, Liston, Kramp, ao (2019a).


Endangered species (Taeger ao, 1998a).


Altenhofer (2003a), Altenhofer & Pschorn-Walcher (2006a), Benson (1961a), Blank ao (1998a), Buhr (1941a), Hartig (1939a), Hering (1931f, 1957a), Liston (1995b, 2007b), Liston, Prous & Vårdal (2019c), Lorenz & Kraus (1957a), Maček (1999a), Michalska Myssura & Walczak (2010a), Prous, Liston, Kramp, ao (2019a), Pschorn-Walcher & Altenhofer (2000a), Scobiola-Palade (1974a), Taeger, Blank & Liston (2006a), Taeger ao (1998a).

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