Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Pseudodineura enslini

Pseudodineura enslini (Hering, 1923)


Large, full depth blotch, starting with a short corridor, that often follows the leaf margin. Often 5-12 mines in a leaf. Mines mainly in the lower leaves. The larva may leave its mine and restart elsewhere. Pupation outside the mine.

host plants

Ranunculaceae, monophagous

Trollius altissimus, asiaticus, europaeus, hybridus, chinensis.


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


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

distribution within Europe

From Sweden and Finland to the Pyrenees and Alps, and from Britain to Romania (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


See Lorenz & Kraus (1957a).


Pelmatopus enslini.


Contrary to many other sawflies, this species is not parthenogenetic (Hering, 1925b).


Altenhofer (2003a), Altenhofer & Pschorn-Walcher (2006a), Blank ao (1998a), Buhr (1941a), Heibo, Lønnve, Barstad ao (2014a), Hering (1923a, 1925b, 1957a), Huber (1969a), Liston (2006a), Liston, Knight, Heibo, ao (2012a), Liston, Prous & Vårdal (2019c), Pschorn-Walcher & Altenhofer (2000a), Roller, Beneš, Blank ao (2006a), Savina, Chevin & Liston (2014a), Scobiola-Palade (1974a), Sønderup (1949a), Stritt (1952a), Taeger, Blank & Liston (2006a), Taeger ao (1998a), Viramo (1969a), Wahlgren (1944a, 1951a, 1963a).

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