Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phyllonorycter platani larva

Phyllonorycter platani: larva

Platanus hispanica, Hungary, Mosonmagyaróvár, 2.vi.2018 © László Érsek: larva dorsal

Phyllonorycter platani: larva

larva lateraal

Phyllonorycter platani: larva

larva ventral

Phyllonorycter platani larva

Platanus acerifolia, Diemen: the larva is colourless and transparent. Note also the two types of frass: small, light brown granules scattered throughout the mine, and larger blackish brown grains in an elongate clump. The light spots are windows the larva has eaten in the palissade parenchyma, the “roof” of the mine.

See Grandi (1931a) and Principi (1953a) for a description of the larva.

Last modified 23.xi.2018