Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cerodontha crassiseta

Cerodontha crassiseta (Strobl, 1900)


Lower- or upper-surface corridor that, possibly doubling one or two times, descends, sometimes as low as the leaf sheath. The gallery does not occupy the entire width of the blade, runs along the midrib. Larva solitary. Frass as one big lump in the mine. Pupation internal.

host plants

Poaceae, oligophagous

Dactylis glomerata; Poa compressa.


Larvae between June and October in two generations. Hibernation as puparium.


BE recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

NE recorded (Kabos, 1971a).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

From Germany to the Iberian Peninsula and Italy, and from Britain to Poland and Hungary (Fauna Europaea, 2010).



Brown, 2.5 – 3 mm; posterior spiracula 2 – 3 times as high as the distance between their bases (Nowakowski, 1973a).


Dizygomyza, Phytobia, crassiseta; Phytobia, Cerodontha, poae Hendel, 1931. In the older literature often confused with C. morosa, that however, lives on Carex species.


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


Černý (2001a, 2007a, 2010a), Černý, Barták & Vaněk (2009a), Černý & Merz (2007a), Černý & Vála (1999a), Černý, Vála & Barták (2001a), Gil Ortiz (2009a), Groschke (1957a), Hering (1955b, 1957a), Kabos (1971a), de Meijere (1928a), Nowakowsi (1973a), Papp & Černý (2016a), Spencer (1972a), Süss (1982a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

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