Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cylindromorphus gallicus

Cylindromorphus gallicus Mulsant & Rey, 1963


Oviposition just above a node; oviposition site covered by a drop of dried secretion. Most of the mine is in the inside of the leaf sheath, but often the mine extends a few cm into the leaf blade. Pupation internal.

host plants

Poaceae, oligophagous

Bromopsis erecta; Festuca ovina; Lolium perenne.

In the older literature Hypericum perforatum, Helianthemum nummularium and Achillea are mentioned as host plant.
Schaefer (1946a) discovered the true one.


Larvae from May, June till April.

distribution within Europe

France, Italy (Fauna Europaea, 2010).


Described by Schaefer (1946a).


Hering (1957a), Luna (2012a), Schaefer (1946a), Théry (1942a).

Last modified 18.ii.2021