Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cerodontha flavocingulata

Cerodontha flavocingulata (Strobl, 1909)


Broad, usually lower-surface corridor in the blade, generally first rising, then descending. Mostly one larve in a mine, but sometimes several mines on a leaf may merge. Frass in grains that gradually become both larger and more widely spaced. Pupation outside the mine.


Poaceae, widely oligophagous

Agrostis stolonifera, gigantea; Alopecurus pratensis; Bromus hordeaceus; Calamagrostis epigeios; Dactylis glomerata; Elytrigia repens; Festuca rubra; Holcus lanatus; Phleum pratense; Poa trivialis; Schedonorus giganteus, pratensis..


Larvae in June-July, sometimes already in May (Nowakowski, 1973a).


BE recorded (Scheirs, De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus, 1995a).

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

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

distribution within Europe

From Scandinavia to France, Austria and Serbia, and from the UK to the Baltic States and Roumania (Fauna Europaea, 2007).


The yellow larva is described by de Meijere (1934a:272 as Dizygomyza sp.; 1938a), Nowakowski (1973a), and Dempewolf (2001a). Rear spirculum with a circle of 12-18 papillae. Mandibles with 2 teeth each, strongly alternating. Above the mandibles a transverse row of fine hairs.


Puparium yellow- to blackish brown.


Phytagromyza flavocingulata; Ph. ensifera Hering, 1951; Ph. graminearum Hering, 1928; Ph. spinicauda Hendel, 1920; Dizygomyza semiatra Hendel, 1931; D. storai Frey, 1946.


Member of the subgenus Phytagromyza (Nowakowski (1973a).


Andersen (2012a), Andersen & Jonassen (1994a), Beuk (2002a), Černý (2001a), Černý & Merz (2006a), Černý & Vála (1999a), Černý, Vála & Barták (2001a), Dempewolf (2001a), Hering (1928a, 1951b, 1955b, 1957a), Martinez (1984a), de Meijere (1924a, 1934a, 1938a, 1939a), Michalska (1976a), Nowakowski (1973a), Pakalniškis (1990a, 1998a), Papp & Černý (2016a), Robbins (1991a), Scheirs, De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus (1995a, 1996a), Spencer (1972a, 1976a), Starke (1942a).

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