The leaf and stem mines of British flies and other insects

(Coleoptera, Diptera, Hymenoptera and Lepidoptera)

by Brian Pitkin, Willem Ellis, Colin Plant and Rob Edmunds


TURRITIS. Tower Mustard. [Brassicaceae]

Arabis glabra is treated as Turritis glabra (Tower Mustard) by Stace (2010). The BSBI provide a downloadable plant crib for Brassicaceae.

No miners are recorded on Turritis in Britain.

Elsewhere three miners, Ceutorhynchus minutus, Liriomyza bryoniae and Scaptomyza flava, are recorded on this host plant.


A key to the European miners recorded on Arabis including Turritis is provided in Bladmineerders van Europa.

Tower Mustard - Turritis glabra. Image: © Linda Pitkin
Tower Mustard
Turritis glabra

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