Cerodontha calamagrostidis Nowakowski, 1967

mine

Lower-surface corridor; larva solitary. Pupation mostly outside the mine.

hostplants

Poaceae, narrowly oligphagous

Alopecurus pratensis; Calamagrostis arundinacea, canescens, epigeios, villosa.

Preference for damp situations.

phenology

Larvae in June-August, rarely September (Nowakowski, 1973a).

BENELUX

Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

distribution within Europe

From Scandinavia to France, and from the UK to the Baltic States and Hungary (Fauna Europaea, 2007); also Italy (Süss, 2003a).

larva

Described by Nowakowski (1973a); rear spiraculum shaped like a boathook.

puparium

Nowakowski (1973a).

synonyms

Cerodontha nowakowskii Zlobin, 1984; C. spenceri Nowakowski, 1967; C. tschirnhausi Nowakowski, 1972.

notes

Member of the subgenus Poemyza
(Nowakowski, 1973a).

synonyms

Cerodontha pappi Zlobin, 1980.

The form living on Calamagrostis epigejos was considered a separate species by Nowakowski (1967a, 1973a), viz. Cerodontha spenceri, but has been synomised by Zlobin (1984a) and von Tschirnhaus (1999a) with calamagrostidis.

references

Andersen (2012a), Bland (2001a), Černý (2001a), Černý & Merz (2007a), Černý & Vála (1999a), Černý, Vála & Barták (2001a), Martinez (1987a), Nowakowski (1973a), Pakalniškis (1990a), Papp & Černý (2016a), Spencer (1976a), Süss (2003a), von Tschirnhaus (1982a. 1999a), Zlobin (1984a, 1986b).

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