Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coptotriche marginea

Coptotriche marginea (Haworth, 1828)

bordered carl

on Rubus

Coptotriche marginea

Greece, Lefkas, Katouna, 20.ix.2023 © Laurens van der Linde

Coptotriche marginea: mines on Rubus spec.

Rubus spec., Emmen, Schapenveenweg, 9.x.2020 © Ben van As

Coptotriche marginea mine

Rubus fruticosus, Nieuwendam, 18.xii.2001

Coptotriche marginea mine

same mine, detail

Coptotriche marginea egg

Rubus fruticosus, Bussum, 4.viii.2005: remnants of the egg shell


Oviposition at the upper side of the leaf. From there runs a short corridor that widens into a long-elliptic blotch. The blotch is upper-surface, whitish to yellow-brown; the larva lines the inside with much silk, causing the mine to pucker slightly. All frass is ejected through a small opening in the underside of the mine. Pupation within the mine; the pupa is not enclosed in a cocoon.

host plants

Rosaceae, monophagous

Rubus caesius, canescens, fruticosus, grabowskii, idaeus, laciniatus, macrophyllus, nemorosus, pedunculosus, saxatilis, spectabilis, ulmifolius.


Bivoltine, larvae in June and again from September till March; the larvae of the winter generation are active only during fair weather (Emmet, 1983b).


BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).

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

LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

All Europe (Fauna Europaea, 2009).




Emmetia, Tischeria marginea.


Amsel & Hering (1931a, 1933a), Baldizzone (2004a), Beiger (1979a), Bengtsson (2008a), Buhl, Falck, Jørgensen, ao (2005a), Buhr (1930a, 1936a), Diškus & Stonis (2012a), Drăghia, (1968a, 1971a, 1972a), Emmet (1983b), van Frankenhuyzen Houtman & Kabos (1982a), Hartig (1939a), Hellers (2016a), Hering (1924a, 1936b, 1957a), Huemer (1988a, 2012a), Huemer & Erlebach (2003a), Kasy (1965a), Klimesch (1942a, 1950c, 1957a), Klimesch & Skala (1936b), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Kurz (2016a), Kurz & Kurz (2007a), Langohr & Schreurs (1987a), Leutsch (2011a), Maček (1999a), Meijer, Smit, Beukeboom & Schilthuizen (2012a), Mifsud & Askew (2019a), van Nieukerken (2006a), Nowakowski (1954a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Plóciennik, Pawlikiewicz & Jaworski (2011a), Popescu-Gorj & Drăghia (1968a), Robbins (1991a), Skala (1951a), Smart (2017a), Starý (1930a), Stolnicu (2007a, 2008a), Szőcs (1977a, 1978a, 1981a), Toll (1959b), Ureche (2010a).

Last modified 29.ix.2023