Cerodontha caricicola (Hering, 1926)

8452

Carex sylvatica, Amstelveen, JP Thijssepark

mine

Long upper-surface corridor, mainly in the top half of the blade. De mine descends, but changes direction a few times (up, down, up). Frass in one big lump. Puparium in the mine, fastened ventrally in the mine with dried frass.

hostplants

Cyperaceae, monophagous

Carex arenaria, digitata, flacca, hirta, leporina, muricata, pendula, pilosa, pilulifera, remota, sempervirens, sylvatica.

C. sylvatica is the main hostplant.

phenology

Larvae in July and November-December (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

BE recorded (Ellis, prov. Liège & Luxembourg).

NE recorded (Ellis, several localities).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

distribution within Europe

From the Baltic States to France, and from the UK to Hungary; possibly also Scandinavia (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

>larva

puparium

synonyms

Dizygomyza, Phytobia sonderupi Hering, 1937.

notes

References from Carex acutiformis, elata and pseudocyperus probably are due to confusion with Cerodontha morosa.

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

references

Andersen (2012a), Černý & Merz (2005a, 2007a), Černý & Vála (1999a), Griffiths (1962a, 1964a), Groschke (1954a), Hering (1926b, 1957a), Michalska (1970a), Nowakowski (1973a), Pakalniškis (1990a, 1993a, 1996a), Papp & Černý (2016a), Robbins (1991a), Sønderup (1949a), Spencer (1954a, 1972a, 1976a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

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