Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cerodontha spencerae

Cerodontha spencerae Zlobin, 1993

mine

Broad lower-surface blotch, usually in the top portion of the leaf. Frass in rather few, gradually larger grains. Pupation external.

host plants

Poaceae, narrowly monophagous

Elytrigia repens.

phenology

Larvae in July, August; hibernates as puparium.

distribution within Europe

From Sweden to Czechia and Slovakia, and from Poland to Belarus (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

larva

Front spiraculum bud-shaped, with 7-9 papillae. Rear spiraculum with three papillae; one is short and compact, the other two are fused and drawn into a broad spine.

puparium

Yellowish brown.

synonyms

Cerodontha inconspicua: auct. nec (Malloch, 1913).

notes

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

references

Černý & Vála (1996a), Guglya (2021a), Nowakowsi (1973a), Pakalniškis (1993a, 1998a), Papp & Černý (2016a), Spencer (1976a), Süss (1999a), Zlobin (1986a,b).

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