Cerodontha lateralis (Macquart, 1835)

mine

Upper surface corridor, mostly in the lower half of the blade, running upwards, and never occuying more than half the width of the leaf. Larva solitary. Frass in green smears. Pupation inside the mine.

hostplants

Poaceae, narrowly oligophagous: Triticeae

Agropyron”; Dactylis; Elytrigia repens; Hordeum vulgare; Secale cerale; Triticum aestivum & subp. spelta.

Records from other hostplants than the ones mentioned are based on misidentifications (Nowakowski, 1973a). Elytrigia repens is the main hostplant.

phenology

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

BENELUX

BE recorded (Scheirs, De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus, 1996a).

NE recorded (de Meijere, 1924a, 1939a).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea (2007).

distribution within Europe

From Scandinavia to the Iberian Peninsula, Italy, Serbia and Thrace, and from the UK to Poland (Fauna Europaea (2007).

larva

Described by Hering (1931e), Nowakowski (1973a) and Venturi (1935a). The two rear arms of the cephalic skeleton dark form most of their length. Rear spiracula laterally with a black, finely spinulose “wart”, which is not so large that it covers the tracheal tube behind it.

puparium

synonyms

Dizygomyza, Phytobia lateralis; Cerodontha vittigera (Zetterstedt, 1848), C. variceps (Zetterstedt, 1860), C. laminata (Brischke, 1880).

notes

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

Nowakowski was doubtful about the Dutch records of this species, because of poossible confusion with C. superciliosa. However, material collected recently in the Netherlands unequivocally belongs to C. lateralis.

references

Andersen (2012a), Beiger (1970a, 1979a, 1989a), Benavent, Martínez, Moreno & Jiménez (2004a), Beuk (2002a), Černý (2011a), Černý & Merz (2005a, 2006a, 2007a), Černý & Vála (1999a), Černý, Vála & Barták (2001a), Ci̇velek, Çikman & Dursun (2008a), Dempewolf (2004a), Doorman (1962a), Gil Ortiz (2009a), Griffiths (1962a), Hering (1926b, 1930b, 1931e, 1955b, 1956a, 1957a), Huber (1969a), Kabos (1971a), Maček (1999a), de Meijere (1924a, 1939a), Nowakowski (1973a), Papp & Černý (2016a), Sasakawa (1961a), Scheirs, De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus (1996a), Sønderup (1949a), Spencer (1956a, 1972a, 1973b, 1976a), Starke (1942a), Starý (1930a), Süss (1982a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a), Vála & Rohacek (1983a), Venturi (1934a, 1935a), Zlobin (1986b).

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