Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coptotriche angusticollella

Coptotriche angusticollella (Duponchel, 1843)

rose carl

Coptotriche angusticollella mines

Rosa spec., Belgium, prov. Namur, Han-sur-Lesse, la grande Tinémont, 28.x.2000

Coptotriche angusticollella on Rosa spec.: mine

Rosa spec., Hungary, Budapest, Kamaraerdő, 11.ix.2018 © László Érsek: occupied mine, lighted from behind; note the complete absence of frass

Coptotriche angusticollella on Rosa spec.: mine

same mine, upper side,

Coptotriche angusticollella on Rosa spec.: mine


Coptotriche angusticollella larva

19.viii.2021: larva (dorsal) in opened mine

Coptotriche angusticollella larva

detail of head and thorax, dorsal

Coptotriche angusticollella larva


Coptotriche angusticollella larva

from the side


Whitish, upper-surface blotch, often occupying an entire leaflet. Fully developed mines strongly contract, and the leaflet doubles along the midrib. Almost all frass is ejected through a hole in the epidermis. Often several mines in a (composite) leaf. Pupation internal; the pupa is half shifted outside.

host plants

Rosaceae, monophagous

Rosa “x barboniana”, canina, centifolia, x damascena, gallica, pendulina, rubiginosa, sempervirens, tomentosa, virginiana.


Bivoltine. Larvae in June – July and again in late August – September (van Frankenhuyzen & Freriks, 1957a).

Hering (1957a) writes that the larva hibernates in the mine, and pupates only in spring.


BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).

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

LUX recorded (Ellis: Kautenbach).

distribution within Europe

Almost all Europe, but is missing in Ireland, and rare or absent in the Balkan Peninsula (Fauna Europaea, 2009).




Emmetia, Tischeria angusticollella.


Beiger (1979a), Bengtsson (2008a), Buhr (1936a, 1964a), Corley, Maravalhas & Passos de Carvalho (2006a), Csóka (2003a), Drăghia (1971a), Emmet (1983b), van Frankenhuyzen & Freriks (1975a), van Frankenhuyzen Houtman & Kabos (1982a), Haase (1942a), Hartig (1939a), Hellers (2016a), Hering (1932a,e,g, 1936b, 1957a), Huemer (1988a, 2012a), Huisman, Koster, van Nieukerken & Ulenberg (2001a), Huisman, Kuchlein, van Nieukerken ao (1986a), Kasy (1965a), Klimesch (1950c, 1957a, 1958c), Klimesch & Skala (1936b), Kollár & Hrubík (2009a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), ME & MA Kurz (2007a), Kvičala (1938a), Lhomme (1934d), Leutsch (2011a), Maček (1999a), Matošević, Pernek, Dubravac & Barić (2009a), van Nieukerken (2006a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), De Prins (1998a, 2007a), De Prins & Steeman (2011a, 2014a), Robbins (1991a), Schmid (2019a), Sefrová (2005a), Skala (1941a, 1951a), Sønderup (1949a), Stammer (2016a), Starý (1930a), Stolnicu (2007a, 2008a), Szőcs (1977a, 1978a, 1981a), Toll (1959b), Ureche (2010a), Zoerner (1969a).

Last modified 15.viii.2022