Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cerodontha beigerae

Cerodontha beigerae Nowakowski, 1972


Puparium usually in the mine.

host plants

Poaceae, narrowly oligophagous

Agrostis canina; Calamagrostis arundinacea, canescens, villosa.

Preference for humid situations.


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


BE recorded (Scheirs ao, 1994a).

NE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

distribution within Europe

Germany; Poland, Hungary (Fauna Europaea, 2007); also Belgium.


Larva and puparium are described by Nowakowski (1973a). Rear spiracula bifid; their papillae are fused and elongated, and the respiratory openings in the tip of each papilla are strongly elongated into some contorted slits. Body segments laterally spinulose over their entire width.


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


Černý & Merz (2007a), Černý & van Zuijlen (2022a), Nowakowsi (1972a, 1973a), Papp & Černý (2016a), Scheirs ao (1994a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a), Zlobin (1986a).

Last modified 24.ii.2024