Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Bucculatrix canariensis

Bucculatrix canariensis Walsingham, 1908

Bucculatrix canariensis mine

Artemisia thuscula, Tenerife; from Klimesch (1979).


The young larva makes a rather straight corridor that is almost completely filled with frass. The older larva lives free, and makes fleck mines, while pentrating the leaf from the leaf margin, that has been slit open.


Asteraceae, narrowly monophagous

Artemisia thuscula.


Lavae in March – April (Hering, 1957a).

distribution within Europe

Canary Islands.


Hering (1927a, 1957a), Klimesch (1979a).

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