Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cerodontha hammi

Cerodontha hammi Spencer, 1971

on grasses


Large blotch mine with up to six larvae or puparia.

host plants

Poaceae, oligophagous

Elytrigia repens; Zea mays.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


Picture in Warrington; metallic black, shining, deeply segmented, strong reminding of the puparium of C. incisa, but without the silken anchor string that is characteristic for that species.


Andersen (2016a), Spencer (1971a, 1972a, 1976a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a)., Warrington (2020e).

Last modified 3.v.2020