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 heinemanni (Wocke, 1871)
[
Lepidoptera: Tischeriidae]


Tischeria heinemanni Wocke, 1871. Cat. Lep. Eur.: 333
Emmetia heinemanni>(Wocke, 1871)
Coptotriche heinemanni
(Wocke, 1871).


Leaf-miner: Egg well visible, on the upper surface (contary to Metallus pumilus ). The mine is a large, transparant, upper-surface blotch, yellowish green at first, brownish later. Silk is deposited in the mine, but the quantity is too little to influence its colour; also the mine does not contract, like in C. marginea . All frass is ejected through a small opening in the underside of the mine. Pupation takes place after hibernation, within the mine; pupa not in a cocoon (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.

Coptotriche heinemanni larva,  dorsal
Coptotriche heinemanni larva, dorsal
Image: © Willem Ellis (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 not illustrated in UKMoths (check for update). The genitalia are not illustrated by the Lepidoptera Dissection Group (check for update).

Hosts in Great Britain & Ireland:

Rosaceae        
Rubus fruticosus Bramble / Blackberry   British leafminers
Rubus fruticosus Bramble / Blackberry   Pitkin & Plant

Hosts elsewhere:

Rosaceae        
Agrimonia eupatoria Agrimony British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Bladmineerders van Europa
Agrimonia procera Fragrant Agrimony British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Bladmineerders van Europa
Rubus caesius Dewberry British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Bladmineerders van Europa
Rubus fruticosus Bramble / Blackberry   Bladmineerders van Europa
Rubus idaeus Raspberry British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Bladmineerders van Europa
Rubus laciniatus Parsley-leaved Bramble British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. Bladmineerders van Europa

Time of year - larvae: September - October (Bladmineerders van Europa).

Time of year - adults: Currently unknown.

Distribution in Great Britain & Ireland: Britain (Karsholt and van Nieukerken in Fauna Europaea). See also British leafminers distribution map.

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Distribution elsewhere: Widespread in continental Europe including Austria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, French mainland, Germany, Hungary, Italian mainland, Latvia, Norwegian mainland, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Sweden, The Netherlands and Ukraine (Karsholt and van Nieukerken in Fauna Europaea).

NBN Interactive Grid Maps of known host species:

Agrimonia eupatoria, Agrimonia procera, Rubus caesius, Rubus fruticosus, Rubus idaeus, Rubus laciniatus

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 Gateway
NHM UK Checklist, as Emmetia heinemanni
UKMoths

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