Cerodontha handlirschi Nowakowski, 1967

mine

Upper-surface, locally interparenchymatous, gallery that changes its course a few times but enventually descends, often down to the leaf sheath. Frass deposited in one single lump. Puparium formed within the mine.

hostplants

Juncaceae, narrowly monophagous

Luzula pilosa.

phenology

Larvae in April – June.

distribution within Europe

Poland, Czechia, Italy (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

larva

Anterior spiraculum with 20-20 papillae; posterior one with three papillae that are strongly elongated and curved clawlike.

puparium

Somewhat flattened, yellowish to reddish brown, 2.5 – 3.5 mm long; rear spiracula about as high as their mutual distance.

notes

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

references

28/03/2017.

28/03/2017

mod 25.vii.2017