Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cerodontha angulata

Cerodontha angulata (Loew, 1869)


Carex pendula, Germany (Baden-Württemberg): Badenweiler


Long, rather broad corridor, about halfway the leaf blade. Frass in a few large, black lumps. Puparium formed now in, then outside the mine, yellow- to blackish brown.

host plants

Cyperaceae, oligophagous

Carex acuta, acutiformis, cuprina, divulsa, flacca, flava, hirta, leporina, paniculata, pendula, pilosa, pseudocyperus, remota, riparia, sylvatica, vesicaria, vulpina.

Rarely also on Scirpus sylvaticus.


Larvae from June – October (Nowakowski, 1973a).


BE recorded (Scheirs, De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus, 1995a)

NE recorded (Ellis: Hierden, Slenaken, Bunderbos).

LUX recorded (Ellis: Kautenbach).

distribution within Europe

All of Europe, except the Iberian Peninsula (Fauna Europaea, 2007).




Belongs in the subgenus Butomomyza (Nowakowski, 1973a).

Beuk (2002a) added angulata to the Dutch list on the basis of de Meijere’s (1926a) description of the larva of C. semiposticata. This description, however, was based on material from Germany.


Beiger (1955a, 1960a, 1970a, 1980a), Beuk (2002a), Buhr (1932a), Černý (2001, 2007a, 2010a, 2011a), Černý, Andrade, Gonçalves & von Tschirnhaus (2018a), Černý, Barták & Roháček (2004a), Černý & Merz (2007a), Černý & Vála (1999a), Černý, Vála & Barták (2001a), Ci̇velek, Çikman & Dursun (2008a), Dempewolf (2001a), Eiseman & Lonsdale (2018a), Eiseman, Lonsdale, van der Linden ao (2021a), Groschke (1954a) Hering (1925b, 1957a, 1926b), Huber (1969a), de Meijere (1926a), Michalska (1976a), Nowakowski (1973a), Papp & Černý (2016a), Robbins (1991a), Scheirs, De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus (1995a, 1996a, 1999a, 200a), Sasakawa (1961a), Skala (1936a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Spencer (1954a, 1972a, 1976a), Starke (1942a), Starý (1930a), Zlobin (1986b).

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