Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Pseudodineura parvula

Pseudodineura parvula (Klug, 1816)

on Anemonastrum, Anemone, Pulsatilla


Full depth blotch, usually occupying one leaf segment. Frass in dispersed grains. The larvae are able to leave their mine and restart elsewhere.

host plants

Ranunculaceae, oligophagous

Anemonastrum narcissiflorum; Anemone sylvestris; Pulsatilla alpina, patens, pratensis & subsp. bohemica, vulgaris & subsp. grandis.


BE recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

NE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

Belgium, Germany and Switzerland, and eastwards from there (Taeger, Blank & Liston, 2006a; Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Pseudodineura heringi (Enslin, 1921).


The occurrence of this strongly eastern species in Belgium is surprising, the more so because host plants listed hardly occur there in the wild.

From Germany no records are known later than 1930 (Altenhofer & Pschorn-Walcher, 2006a).


Ahr (1966a), Altenhofer (2003a), Altenhofer & Pschorn-Walcher (2006a), Beiger (1970a), Beneš & Holuša (2015a), Blank ao (1998a), Buhr (1941a), Hering (1925b, 1957a), Liston (1995a,b, 2006a), Liston, Prous & Vårdal (2019c), Nyman, Zinovjev, Vikberg & Farrell (2006a), Pschorn-Walcher & Altenhofer (2000a), Scobiola-Palade (1974a), Stary (1930a), Taeger, Blank & Liston (2006a), Taeger ao (1998a).

Last modified 11.iv.2023