Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Hispa atra

Hispa atra Linnaeus, 1767


Narrow, gradually widening corridor, starting in the leaf tip and often descending as far down as in the leaf sheath. Frass initially in a central line, later dispersed, in coarse greenish-black granules. Pupation may be inside or outside the mine.

host plants

Poaceae, oligophagous

Agrostis; Avenula; Elymus; Elytrigia repens; Poa compressa.


Larvae in June-July (Hering, 1957a).


BE recorded Fauna Europaea (2007a).

NE Dutch species (Beenen & Winkelman, 1993a; Fauna Europaea, 2007).

LUX recorded Fauna Europaea (2007a).

distribution within Europe

Europe, northern Asia (Warchalowski, 2003a); not in the British Isles (Fauna Europaea, 2007)


Larva with thoracal, without abdominal feet, greenish, flattened, deeply incised between the segments; abdomen ends in two spinelike spiracula. Rear margin of head deeply incised in a V (Grandi, 1935a; Ogloblin & Medvedev, 1971a; Steinhausen, 1994a).


See Steinhausen (2002a).


Hispella atra.


Aslan, Gök, Gürbüz & Ayvaz (2009a), Bahillo de la Puebla & Román (2009a), Beenen & Winkelman (1993a), Buhr (1933a), Farina (2015a), Gavrilović & Ćurčić (2013a), Gavrilović, Gavrilović, Ćurčić, ao (2014a), Grandi (1935a), Hering (1930a, 1957a), Murria Beltrán (2008b), Ogloblin & Medvedev (1971a), Petitpierre i Vall (1994a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2018a), Sønderup (1949a), Steinhausen (1994a, 2002a), Troukens (2012a), Ugarte San Vicente (2005a), Warchalowski (2003a).

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