Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cosmopterix scribaiella larva

Cosmopterix scribaiella: living larva

Phragmites australis, Belgium, prov. West Flanders, Dentergem, Meikensbos © Stéphane Claerebout: living larva, dorsal view…

Cosmopterix scribaiella: living larva


Cosmopterix scribaiella: living larva

… and ventral view

Cosmopterix scribaiella larva

Phragmites australis, Malden; leg. Henk ten Holt

head & thorax, and abomen end, dorsal

the same, lateral

the same, ventral; (only) abd segment 10 is covered with short, shaggy bristles

sternum, with a detail to show the finely chagrinated integument

thoracal foot, ventral and lateral view

abdominal proleg, ventral and lateral; the left picture also shows a ganglion of the unusually conspicuous ventral nervous system

four pairs abdominal prolegs

abdominal proleg, details

See Grandi (1931a, 1933a) for a detailed description of the larva; further (Sterling, 1997a; Koster, 2002c; Koster & Sinev, 2003a).

Last modified 8.xi.2017