Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Exaeretia ciniflonella

Exaeretia ciniflonella (Lienig & Zeller, 1846)

scotch flat-body

on Betula


Larvae between spun leaves; often a faded leaf on a green one, or a leaf spun on a young catkin.

host plants

Betulaceae, monophagous

Betula pendula.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


Body greyish to reddish brown; head yellowish brown, marbled darker brown; prothoracic plate yellowish brown, dark blackish brown posteriorly and laterally, anterior edge colourless; anal plate comparatively large, dark blackish brown; pinacula conspicuous, black.


See Beavan & Heckford.


Depressarioides ciniflonella.


Beavan & Heckford (2017a), Burmann (1984a), Emmet & Langmaid (2002b).

Last modified 14.i.2020