Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Caloptilia laurifoliae

Caloptilia laurifoliae (Hering 1927)

Caloptilia laurifoliae mine

Laurus novocanariensis; from Hering (1927a)


Lower- or upper-surface, epidermal, corridor that usually begins on the midrib and runs towards the leaf margin. Here a tentiform mine is made that partly is hidden under the folded leaf margin. The older larva lives free in a leaf roll. Mines usually in the young leaves.

host plants

Lauraceae, monophagous

Laurus novocanariensis.


Mining larvae in April, May (Hering, 1957a).

distribution within Europe

Canary Islands, Madeira (Fauna Europaea, 2007).


Caloptilia laurifoliella (Rebel, 1939).


Aguiar & Karsholt (2006a), Hering (1927a, 1957a), Krauss (1964a).

Last modified 21.iii.2021