Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coptotriche marginea

Coptotriche marginea (Haworth, 1828)

bordered carl

Coptotriche marginea mine

Rubus fruticosus, Nieuwendam

Coptotriche marginea mine

same mine, detail

Coptotriche marginea egg

Rubus fruticosus, Bussum: 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, 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), 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), van Nieukeren (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.viii.2019