Cerodontha phragmitophila Hering, 1935

Cerodontha phragmitophila mine

Phragmites australis; from Hering (1935a)

mine

Vertically oriented corridor in the leaf sheath (very rarely in the blade). Often several mines together, sometimes confluent. Frass in dispersed little granules. Pupation within the mine.

host plants

Poaceae, narrowly oligophagous

Arundo donax; Phragmites australis.

phenology

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

BENELUX

BE recorded (Scheirs, De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus, 1996a).

NE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

distribution within Europe

From Belgium to the Iberian Peninsula and Italy, and from Poland to Serbia and Roumania (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

larva

Mandible with two teeth (de Meijere, 1937a, Nowakowski, 1973a).

puparium

Relatively slender; front spiraculum weakly bifid with about 10 papillae; rear spiraculum fist-shaped with ca. 15, irregularly arranged large papillae (Venturi, 1946a).

synonyms

C. arundinis Nowakowski, 1973.

notes

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

In old galleries lives the larva of the gall midge Lasioptera donacis

references

Buhr (1941b), Černý (2010a, 2011a), Černý, Andrade, Gonçalves & von Tschirnhaus (2018a), Černý & Merz (2006a), Černý & Vála (2006a), Dursun, Civelek, Barták ao (2015a), Gibbs (2006b), Hering (1935a, 1957a), Maček (1999a), Nartshuk (2011a), Nowakowski (1973a), Papp & Černý (2016a), Scheirs, De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus (1996a), Spencer (1957f), Venturi (1946a).

mod 15.xii.2018