Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cerodontha fulvipes

Cerodontha fulvipes (Meigen, 1830)


The mine starts as a narrow, mostly upper-surface, sometimes lower-surface or interparenchymatous corridor that goes down to the ligula and from there descends into the leaf sheath, generally taking the inside. Usually only one mine per leaf. Pupation in the mine, in a pupal chamber at the margin of the leaf sheath.

Mine nor larva can be separated from those of C. denticornis, that lives on a much wider range of hostplants (Nowakowski, 1973a).

host plants

Poaceae, narrowly oligophagous

Poa trivialis.


Larvae in July (Nowakowski, 1973a).


BE recorded (De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus, 1991a).

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

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

distribution within Europe

From Scandinavia to the Iberian Peninsula, Italy and Serbia, and from Ireland to the Baltic States and Roumania (Fauna Europaea, 2007).


Front spirculum with 12-3 papillae, rear spiraculum with 12, in 3 to 5 groups; mandible with 2 teeth.


Agromyza femoralis Meigen, 1838; A. occulta Meigen, 1838; Odontocera spinicornis Macquart, 1835.


Subgenus Cerodontha (Nowakowski, 1973a).


Beuk (2002a), De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus (1991a), Černý (2009a, 2011a), Černý, Andrade, Gonçalves & von Tschirnhaus (2018a), Černý, Barták & Vaněk (2009a), Černý & Merz (2005a, 2007a), Černý & Vála (1999a), Černý, Vála & Barták (2001a), Ci̇velek, Çikman & Dursun (2008a), Hering (1956a, 1957a), Martinez (1987a), de Meijere (1924a, 1939a), Nowakowski (1973a), Pakalniškis (1986a, 1990a, 1998a), Parmenter (1949a), Papp & Černý (2016a), Robbins (1991a), Sasakawa (1961a), Scheirs, De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus (1995a), Spencer (1972a, 1976a), Süss (1982a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

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