Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Scrobipalpa nitentella larva

Scrobipalpa nitentella

Scrobipalpa nitentella larva

Atriplex portulacoides, free living larva; Germany, Hamburger Hallig, leg Maurice Jansen

head, lateral

two of the four pair of abdominal prolegs; ventral

For a long while this page showed the larva of what finally turned out to be Chrysoesthia sexguttella. The error was caused by the fact that larvae of both species may coexist on the same individual plant. Thanks are due toe Maurice Jansen for pointing out the error and the donation of material.

01/11/2014

Last modified 25.vii.2017