Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cerodontha capitata

Cerodontha capitata (Zetterstedt, 1848)


Probably a rhizome borer; pupation in the stem base (Papp & Černý). The larva is not known

host plants

Juncaceae, monophagous

Juncus effusus.


BE recorded (PESI, 2017).

NE recorded (de Meijere, 1924a, 1939a).

LUX not recorded (PESI, 2017).

distribution within Europe

from Ireland to Hungary and Serbia, and from Sweden to Spain (Papp & Černý)..


Dizygomyza capitata.


Belongs tot the subgenus Icteromyza (Nowakowski, 1973a).


Andersen (2012a), Beuk (2002a), Černý (2001a, 2012a), Černý, Andrade, Gonçalves & von Tschirnhaus (2018a), Černý, Barták & Roháček (2004a), Cerny & Merz (2006a), Černý & Vála (1999a), Černý, Vála & Barták (2001a), Hering (1955b, 1956a), de Meijere (1924a, 1939a), Nowakowsi (1973a, 1976b), Pakalniškis (1986a), Papp & Černý (2016a), Robbins (1991a), Spencer (1972a), Starke (1942a), Starý (1930a), Süss (1982a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a), Vála & Rohacek (1983a).

Last modified 16.i.2023