Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Chrysoclista linneella

Chrysoclista linneella (Clerk, 1759)

lime cosmet, linnaeus’s spangle-wing

on lime


From August till April the larve lives in a tunnel under the bark; its presence is betrayed by bright orange frass that comes to the day in vark fissures. It is moot whether the larva pupates in its tunnel, or in the litter after having left. Preference for old and diseased of regularly pruned trees.

host plants

Malvaceae, monophagous

Tilia cordata, x europaea.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


See Patočka.


Emmet & Langmaid (2002b), Huisman & Koster (1995a, 1999a), Klimesch (1960a), Koster & Sinev (2003a), Majka (2005a), Patočka (1997a), Seven Çalişkan (2014a), Steeman & Sierens (2018a).

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