Cerodontha spinata (Groschke, 1954)

mine

Upper-surface corridor that ends in the leaf sheath. At least twice the corridors reverses its direction. Frass in one big lump. Puparium inside the mine, generally in the leaf sheath, close to the frass mass.

hostplants

Cyperaceae, monophagous

Carex pilosa, sylvatica

C. sylvatica is the main hostplant.

phenology

Larvae from March-June (Nowakowski, 1973a).

BENELUX

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

distribution within Europe

UK, Germany, Poland, Czechia, Austria (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

larva

puparium

Like is a common ruke in the genus Cerodontha, the larval thorax has both ventrally and dorsally, sometimes paired, protuberances. In this species the paired projections of the pronotum in the pupal stage penetrate the wall of the puparium as two conspicuous spines.

notes

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

references

Beiger (1970a), Černý (2013a), Černý & Merz (2007a), Gibbs (2002a, 2004a), Groschke (1954a), Hering (1955a, 1957a), Nowakowski (1973a), Papp & Černý (2016a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

28/03/2017

mod 28.vii.2017