Cerodontha melicae Nowakowski, 1973

mine

Large white mine, generally in the distal half of the leaf; puparium in the mine.

hostplants

Poaceae, oligophagous

Calamagrostis arundinacea; Melica nutans, uniflora; Molinia caerulea; Poa chaixii.

Melica nutans is the main hostplant.

phenology

Larvae from June till September, in two generations.

BENELUX

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.

larva

Identical to the larva of Cerodontha pygmaea.

puparium

Shining metallic black, anchored in the mine by a silken thread.

synonyms

Possibly melicae is but a junior synonym of C. incisa (Meigen, 1830).

notes

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

references

Černý, Andrade, Gonçalves & von Tschirnhaus (2018a), Černý & Vála (1996a), Nowakowski (1973a), Papp & Černý (2016a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

mod 15.xii.2018