Cerodontha phalaridis Nowakowski, 1967

mine

Broad, upper-surface corridor, that ascends in the direction of the leaf tip. Frass in a few large lumps. Mostly several larvae together in a mine. Pupation generally outside the mine.

hostplants

Poaceae, monophagous

Phalaroides arundinacea.

phenology

Larvae in June-September (Nowakowski, 1973a).

BENELUX

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

distribution within Europe

From the Baltic States to France, and from the UK to Poland and Czechia (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

larva

Described by Nowakowski (1973a). Front spiraculum with about 15 papillae; papillae of the rear spiracula with contorted openings.

puparium

Black, not very shining, depressed and with fairly deep constrictions between the segments. Rear spiracula on two cone-shaped divergent protuberances, drawn out in the shape of a dagger, not penetrating the epidermis. The spiracula on their bases resemble a broad M.

notes

Belongs tot the subgenus Poemyza (Nowkowski, 1973a).

references

Černý & Vála (1996a), Nowawski (1973a), Papp & Černý (2016a), Robbins (1991a), Spencer (1972a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a), Zlobin (1984a).

28/03/2017

mod 25.vii.2017