Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Thryogenes festucae

Thryogenes festucae (Herbst, 1795)

on Cyperaceae


Larvae and pupae in the stems, also below the water level; generally obe larva per stem.

host plants

Cyperaceae, oligophagous

Carex vesicaria; Bolboschoenus maritimus; Schoenoplectus lacustris & subsp. glaucus.


Univoltine; the adult beetles hibernates anong plant debris along the shore.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva, pop

Extensively described by Gosik (2011a).


Dieckmann (1986a), Gosik (2011a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 4.x.2020