Cerodontha caricivora (Groschke, 1954)

mine

Mine mostly in the distal part of the leaf. Frass in some large lumps. Pupation within the mine.

hostplants

Cyperaceae, narrowly monophagous

Carex pilosa, sylvatica.

C. sylvatica is the main hostplant.

phenology

Larvae in (June) July – October, probably in one generation (Nowakowski, 1973a).

BENELUX

Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

From Fennoscandia to Germany and Hungary (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

larva

puparium

Dark brown; rear spiracula on a stout conical projection, each with three papillae.

synonyms

Phytobia caricivora.

notes

Mountain species. Memeber of the subgenus Butomomyza (Nowakowski, 1973a).

references

Beri (1971b), Groschke (1954a), Hering (1955a, 1957a), Nowakowski (1973), Papp & Černý (2016a), Sasakawa & Imura (1993a), Spencer (1971a, 1976a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

27/03/2017

mod 4.viii.2017