Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Caloptilia jurateae

Caloptilia jurateae Bengtsson, 2010


The young larva makes an epidermal gallery. Rather soon the larva lives free in a downwards rolled leaf rol; probably three rolls are made of increasing size, the largest occupying an entire leaf segment. Pupation probably in the soil.

host plants

Sapindaceae, narrowly monophagous

Acer platanoides.

As gas as known presently, no other Acer has been seen as a host plant.


Larvae in June-July; hibernation in the adult stage.

distribution within Europe

Sweden and Norway.


The species is most closely related to C. semifascia; on external characters, and even on their DNA profile, the two sibling species cannot be told apart.


Bengtsson (2010b), Bengtsson & Johansson (2011a), Liška, Šumpich, Laštůvka, ao, (2014a), Liška, Vávra, Laštůvka, ao (2018a), De Prins (2010b, 2011a).

Last modified 22.vii.2020