Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coptotriche marginea pupa

Coptotriche marginea


Rubus, UK: Fleet: pupa, dorsal view


left: metathorax and abd 1-2; right: abd 3-7, doraal


frontal part, ventral and lateral


left: dorsal spinulation of the abdominal segments; right: two spiracular openings


cremaster in lateral and dorsal view

Patočka & Turčáni (2005a) state that in the pupa the spinulation of the anterior half of the abdominal segments is much coarser than in the posterior half. This is not in agreement with the material shown above, which voids the distinction they made with the pupa of Coptotriche heinemanni.

Thanks to Rob Edmunds, who collected and donated the material.


Last modified 25.vii.2017