Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Zygaenidae

Zygaenidae

burnets

The larvae are squat, shaped almost like hairy woodlice. No real miners; the young larvae sometimes eat leaf tissue by making a cut in the lower epidermis and feeding from there as far as they can reach. The result is something like a small, untidy fleck mine, with the slitlike opening at a side of the mine.

references

Ebert & Lussi, (1994a), Fernandez-Rubio (1995a).

03/02/2011

Last modified 23.xi.2017