Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Leucoptera sinuella larva

Leucoptera sinuella

Leucoptera sinuella larva

Populus x canescens, Nieuwendam: larva, dorsal

head and pronotum, sternum

head, dorsal; thoracic foot p2

Thee larva has normal setae but at strong magnifications one sees a sense cover of setulae. The position of the rudimentary prolegs is recognisable in the arrangement of these setulae.


Towards the end of the abdomen the setulae change into fine spinules.

See Briolini (1965a) for a detailed description of the larva.

21.xi.2009

Last modified 25.vii.2017