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

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Coptotriche angusticollella (Duponchel, 1843)
[Lepidoptera: Tischeriidae]

Rose Carl

Elachista angusticollella Duponchel, 1843. Lepid. Fr. Suppl. 4: 309, pl. 76 fig. 3.
Emmetia angusticollella
(Duponchel, 1843)
Coptotriche angusticollella
(Duponchel, 1843).

Leaf-miner: Forms a blotch on the upper surface of the leaf, causing it to fold over (British leafminers).

Whitish, upper-surface blotch, often occupying an entire leaflet. Fully developed mines strongly contract, and the leaflet doubles along the midrib. Almost all frass is ejected through a hole in the epidermis. Often several mines in a (composite) leaf. Pupation external (Bladmineerders van Europa).

Larva: The larvae of moths have a head capsule and chewing mouthparts with opposable mandibles (see video of a gracillarid larva feeding), six thoracic legs and abdominal legs (see examples).

The larva is illustrated in Bladmineerders van Europa.

Pupa: The pupae of moths have visible head appendages, wings and legs which lie in sheaths (see examples).

The pupa is illustrated in Bladmineerders van Europa.

Adult: The adult is illustrated in UKMoths. The genitalia are not illustrated by the Lepidoptera Dissction Group (check for update).

Hosts in Great Britain & Ireland:

Rosa       British leafminers

Hosts elsewhere:

Rosa x barboniana     Bladmineerders van Europa
Rosa x bifera     Bladmineerders van Europa
Rosa canina Dog-rose British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Bladmineerders van Europa
Rosa gallica Red Rose   Bladmineerders van Europa
Rosa pendulina Alpine Rose   Bladmineerders van Europa
Rosa rubiginosa Sweet-briar British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Bladmineerders van Europa
Rosa sempervirens Evergreen Rose   Bladmineerders van Europa
Rosa tomentosa Harsh Downy-rose British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Bladmineerders van Europa
Rosa virginiana Virginian Rose   Bladmineerders van Europa

Time of year - larvae: September-October (British leafminers).

Time of year - adults: Currently unknown.

Distribution in Great Britain & Ireland: Britain including the Channel Is. (Karsholt and van Nieukerken in Fauna Europaea) including Bedfordshire, East Kent, Hertfordshire, Huntingdonshire, Isle of Wight, Shropshire, South Essex, South Hampshire, Stafford, Warwickshire, West Gloucestershire, West Norfolk, West Suffolk and Worcestershire (NBN Atlas).

See also British leafminers distribution map (as Emmetia angusticollella).

Distribution elsewhere: Widespread in continental Europe including Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, French mainland, Germany, Hungary, Italian mainland, Macedonia, Malta, Republic of Moldova, Norwegian mainland, Poland, Romania, Russia - East and Northwest, Sardinia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spanish mainland, Sweden, Switzerland and The Netherlands (Karsholt and van Nieukerken in Fauna Europaea).

NBN Atlas links to known host species:

Rosa canina, Rosa gallica, Rosa pendulina, Rosa rubiginosa, Rosa sempervirens, Rosa tomentosa, Rosa virginiana

British and Irish Parasitoids in Britain and elsewhere: Currently unknown.

External links: Search the internet:

Belgian Lepidoptera
Biodiversity Heritage Library
Bladmineerders van Europa
British leafminers
Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea
NBN Atlas
NHM UK Checklist, as Emmetia angusticollella

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