Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cerodontha rohdendorfi

Cerodontha rohdendorfi Nowakowski, 1967


Long, lower- or upper-surface blotch in the apical part of the leaf, occupying the entire width of the blade. Frass in a few lumps. Pupation internal.


Poaceae, oligophagous

Poa chaixii; Schedonorus pratensis.


Larvae in August – September, possibly also June; probably two generations.

distribution within Europe

Finland, Poland, and Czechia (Fauna Europaea, 2010); Britain (Gibbs, 2005a); Switzerland (Černý & Merz, 2007a); Italy (Süss, 1999a).


Mandibles with two teeth, alternating. Anterior spiraculum two-armed, with 13-17 papillae. Posterior spiraculum with four, elongated and curved papillae and at its outside a finely spinulose black “wart”.


Broadly oval, 1.5 – 2 mm long, reddish to blackish brown; rear spiracula on two low, well separated, bases.


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


Andersen (2012a), Černý & Merz (2007a), Gibbs (2005a), Nowakowski (1973a), Papp & Černý (2016a), Spencer (1976a), Süss (1999a).

Last modified 9.iii.2018