Cerodontha phragmitidis Nowakowski, 1967

Cerodontha phragmitidis mine in Phragmites australis

Phragmites australis, Nieuwendam

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puparium in the mine

mine

Elongated blotch, usually in the distal part of the blade. The mine is mostly interparenchymatous, less frequently lower-surface, and rarely upper-surface. Rather little frass, in fairly large grains, scattered in the mine. Larva generally solitary. Pupation almost always within the mine..

hostplants

Poaceae, monophagous

Phragmites australis

A reference toCalamagrostis epigeios in de Meijere (1928a) must be a misunderstanding.

phenology

Larvae in June-September, less often also May and October (Nowakowski, 1973a).

BENELUX

BE recorded (Scheirs & De Bruyn, 1992a).

NE recorded (de Meijere (1924a,as C. atra).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

distribution within Europe

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

larva

puparium

synonyms

Cerodontha atra: Hendel, Hering, de Meijere ao

notes

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

A few times I noted two minuscule perforations in the leaf epidermis where this was touched by the rear spiracula; how they were made is unclear.

references

Beuk (2002a), Černý & Merz (2007a), Černý & Vála (1996a), Dursun, Civelek, Barták, Kubík, Yildirim & Černý (2015a), Griffiths (1962a), Kabos (1971a), de Meijere (1924a, 1925a, 1939a), Nartshuk (2011a), Nowakowski (1973a), Pakalniškis (1993a), Papp & Černý (2016a), Robbins (1991a), Scheirs, De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus (1995a, 1996a), Scheirs, De Bruyn & Verdyck (1993a), Spencer (1954a, 1972a, 1976a), Süss (1982a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

28/03/2017

mod 4.viii.2017