Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phyllonorycter alpina

Phyllonorycter alpina (Frey, 1956)


Lower-surface, long and narrow tentiform mine, generally between two lateral veins. Lower epidermis with one or more strong folds. Frass in a clump in the angle of the mine closest to the midrib. Cocoon white, peppered with frass grains.

host plants

Betulaceae, narrowly monophagous

Alnus viridis.


At high altitudes (> 1000 m) one larva generation in September – October; in lower regions additionally a generation in July (Hering, 1957a).


Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

From Germany to Italy, and from France to the Ukraine (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Described by Gregor & Patočka (2001a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).


Phyllonorycter hauderiella Rebel, 1913; Phyllonorycter rajella alpina, Ph. alniella alpina, Ph. alniella hauderiella, Ph. rajella hauderiella.

parasitoids, predators

Sympiesis sericeicornis.


Bouček (1959a), Deutsch (2012a), Gregor & Patočka (2001a), Gregor & Povolný (1950a), Hering (1947a, 1957a), Huber (1969a), Klimesch (1950c), Maček (1999a), Nel & Varenne (2014a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Schmid (2019a), Schütze (1931a).

Last modified 29.v.2022