Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Micrurapteryx kollariella

Micrurapteryx kollariella (Zeller, 1838)

Micrurapteryx kollariella mine

Cytisus scoparius, Belgium, prov. Limburg © Frank Van de Meutter


The mine begins as a starlike, lobed blotch on top of the midrib. It develops into an upper-surface blotch that occupies almost the entire leaflet. The colour is light green at first, soon turning brown. Almost all frass is ejected out of the mine. The larva is capable of leaving the mine and restarting elsewhere. Pupation external.

host plants

Fabaceae, oligophagous

Adenocarpus complicatus; Cytisophyllum sessilifolium; Cytisus hirsutus, scoparius, striatus; Genista germanica, sericea, tinctoria; Laburnum anagyroides; Lembotropis nigricans; Lupinus; Petteria ramentacea.


Larvae in June and September – October (Hering, 1957a).


BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a;, 2009).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

Europe, but without the British Islands, Fennoscandia and adjacent northern regions (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Grandi (1931a, 1933a) gives a detailed description of the morphology of the larva.


Described by Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).


Gracillaria, Micrurapterix, Parectopa kollariella.


Beiger (1979a), Biesenbaum (2010a), Buhr (1964a), Buszko (1992b), Buszko & Beshkov (2004a), Csóka (2003a), Demyanenko, Bidzilya & Karolinskiy (2021a), Doets (1946a), van Frankenhuyzen & Houtman (1972a), Grandi (1931a, 1933a), Hartig (1939a), Hering (1931-32f, 1936b, 1957a), Huber (1969a), Huemer & Erlebach (2003a), Huisman, Koster, van Nieukerken & Ellis (2007a), Klimesch (1950c, 1958c), Klimesch & Skala (1936b), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Laštůvka & Laštůvka (2015a), Leutsch (2011a), Maček (1999a), de Meijere (1924a), Nunes (2021a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Pinzari, Pinzari & Zilli (2013a), Skala (1951a), Starý (1930a), Szőcs (1977a, 1981a), Žemlička (2011a), Zoerner (1969a).

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