Cerodontha staryi (Starý, 1930)

mine

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.

hostplants

Cyperaceae, narrowly, monophagous

Carex pallescens, sylvatica.

Possibly also on C. remota; C. sylvatica is the main host plant.

phenology

Larvae in two generations, May – June and September – November (sometimes December) (Nowakowski, 1973a).

BENELUX

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).

larva

puparium

Yellowish brown, rather smooth and shiny, segment limits shallow.

synonyms

Phytobia staryi.

notes

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

references

Černý (2013a), Černý & Merz (2007a), Gibbs (2005a), Groschke (1954a), Hering (1931e, 1955a, 1957a), Nowakowsi (1973a), Papp & Černý (2016a), Starý (1930a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

28/03/2017

mod 28.vii.2017