Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Tischeria decidua

Tischeria decidua Wocke, 1876

on Quercus

Tischeria decidua: mine on Quercus robur

Quercus robur, Hungary, Kimle, 17.vii.2019 © László Érsek

Tischeria decidua: mine on Quercus robur

another mine, lighted from behind

Tischeria decidua: mine on Quercus robur

section through the mine

Tischeria decidua: mine on Quercus robur

mine and dropped out cocoon

Tischeria decidua: larva

larva, dorsal view

Tischeria decidua: larva


Tischeria decidua: larva

larva, ventral view

Tischeria decidua: larva


Tischeria decidua mine

Quercus robur, Wellerlooi

Tischeria decidua: larva

larva, terminal prolegs

Tischeria decidua mine

Quercus robur, Lage Mierde: to the right the cocoon, upside down


Upper-surface blotch without any initial corridor; the colour is yellow-brown with concentric grey-green arcs. The larva soon starts making a discoidal cocoon in the centre of the mine. During feeding pauses it rests in the cocoon, curved in a horse-shoe position. The mine contains little or no frass. The full grown larva frees the cocoon from the mine by making a circulur cut in the upper epidermis of the leaf. It hibernates in the fallen cocoon.

host plants

Fagaceae, oligophagous

Castanea sativa; Quercus acutissima, cerris, faginea, x hispanica, ithaburensis subsp, macrolepis, mongolica, petraea, pubescens, robur & subsp. pedunculiflora, rubra, serrata, variabilis.

In the Netherlands a mine has been found on Fagus sylvatica; the larva had developed so far as to cut out its cocoon (van Wielink & Ellis, 2011a).


Larva from August (Hering, 1957a).


BE recorded (Chris Steeman in litt, 2013).

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

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

Europe, south of the line: Netherlands, Poland, Central Russia; not in the British Isles (Fauna Europaea, 2009).



Described by Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).


Baldizzone & scalercio (2018a), Barton (2018b), Beiger (1980a), Buhr (1964a), Motyle wypłaszane z przetacznika Veronica chamaedrys., Corley, Marabuto & Pires (2007a), Csóka (2003a), Drăghia (1972a), Hartig (1939a), Haslberger, Grünewald, Lichtmannecker, ao (2012a), Hering (1931-32f, 1934a, 1957a), Huemer (1986b, 2012a), Huemer & Erlebach (2003a), Huisman, Koster, van Nieukerken & Ulenberg (2005a), Kasy (1983a, 1987a), Kollár & Hrubík (2009a), Klimesch (1950c, 1957a), Kollár (2007a), Kuchlein & Alders (2006a), Kuchlein & Kuchlein-Nijsten (2002b), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Maček (1999a), Matošević, Pernek, Dubravac & Barić (2009a), Middelman & Vos (2024a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Plóciennik, Pawlikiewicz & Jaworski (2011a), De Prins (2013a), De Prins & Steeman (2014a), Sato (1993a), Schütze (1931a), Sefrová (2005a), Skala (1951a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Stammer (2016a), Stolnicu (2007a, 2008a), Szőcs (1977a), Toll (1959b), Tomov & Dimitrov (2007a), Ureche (2010a), Vávra (2016a), van Wielink & Ellis (2011a), Zimmermann & Skala (1946a), Zoerner (1969a).

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