Cerodontha melicae Nowakowski, 1973
Large white mine, generally in the distal half of the leaf; puparium in the mine.
Melica nutans is the main hostplant.
Larvae from June till September, in two generations.
Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2010).
distribution within Europe
From Ireland to Poland (Fauna Europaea, 2010), at low levels and in mountainous regions.
Identical to the larva of Cerodontha pygmaea.
Shining metallic black, anchored in the mine by a silken thread.
Possibly melicae is but a junior synonym of C. incisa (Meigen, 1830).
Member of the subgenus Poemyza (Nowakowski, 1973a).
Černý, Andrade, Gonçalves & von Tschirnhaus (2018a), Černý & Vála (1996a), Nowakowski (1973a), Papp & Černý (2016a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).