Cerodontha staryi (Starý, 1930)
Mine upper-surface, sometimes locally interparenchymatous, in the basal half of the leaf. The mine is more or less a a corridor (but may sometimes occupy the entire width of the leaf), doubles at least twice, and often ends in the leaf sheath. All frass in one large lump. Puparium in the mine; often the rear spiracula penetrate the epidermis.
Cyperaceae, narrowly, monophagous
Carex pallescens, sylvatica.
Possibly also on C. remota; C. sylvatica is the main host plant.
Larvae in two generations, May – June and September – November (sometimes December) (Nowakowski, 1973a).
Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2010).
distribution within Europe
From Germany and Poland to Austria and Hungary (Fauna Europaea, 2010); also Britain (Gibbs, 2005a).
Yellowish brown, rather smooth and shiny, segment limits shallow.
Member of the subgenus Butomyza
Černý (2013a), Černý & Merz (2007a), Gibbs (2005a), Groschke (1954a), Hering (1931e, 1955a, 1957a), Nowakowsi (1973a), Papp & Černý (2016a), Starý (1930a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).