Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Merulempista turturella

Merulempista turturella (Zeller, 1848)

on Tamarix

Merulempista turturella: feeding trace on Tamarix canariensis

Tamarix canariensis, inflorescence containing larvae (from Huertas Dionisio, 2010b)


Larvae in the old inflorescence.

host plants

Tamariceae, monophagous

Tamarix canariensis.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

larva, pupa

See Huertas Dionisio (2010b).


Merulempista turturella numidella (Ragonot, 1890).


Huertas Dionisio (2007a, 2010b), Ylla, MaciĆ  & Huertas Dionisio (2008a).

Last modified 2.iii.2020