Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cerodontha hennigi

Cerodontha hennigi Nowakowski, 1967


At least part of the mine consists of a very long, narrow, full depth corridor that is almost free of frass. The larva moves from one leaf to the other by way of the leaf sheath; most frass to be found in the leaf sheaths.

host plants

Poaceae, monophagous

Calamagrostis epigeios.


Larvae probably live from late autumn to May; hibernation in a leaf sheath.


Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

distribution within Europe

From Scandinavia to the Iberian Peninsula and Italy, and from the UK to the Blatic States and Hungary (Fauna Europaea, 2007).


Described by Nowakowski (1973a) and Dempewolf (2001a).


The puparium is unusually slender. Rear spiraculum club-shaped, with about 18 papillae.


Cerodontha lateralis: Zetterstedt, 1848.


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


Černý, Barták & Vaněk (2009a), Černý & Vála (1999a), Černý, Vála & Barták (2001a), Dempewolf (2001a), Martinez (1984a), Nowakowski (1973a), Pakalniškis (1990a), Papp & Černý (2016a), Robbins (1991a), Spencer (1972a, 1976a), Süss (1982a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

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