Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cerodontha vigneae

Cerodontha vigneae Nowakowski, 1967


Full depth, locally interparenchymatous blotch that occupies the entire width of the leaf, in the middle section of the blade; frass in a few large lumps. Pupation within the mine, puparium dorsally and ventrally glued to the mine. Often several confluent mines in a single leaf.


Cyperaceae, monofaag

Carex divulsa, pseudocyperus, spicata, vulpina.


Larvae fron June till August, in two to three generations (Nowakowski, 1973a).


Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

From Sweden to the Alps and from France to Poland and Hungary (Fauna Europaea, 2010).


Rear spiraculum at its base, laterally, with a black wart, which has an interior “root”; the warts are quite large and medially fused (Nowakowski, 1973a).


The hibernating puparium is reddish to blackish brown, the summer puparium is yellowish white to yellowish brown. In the summer puparium the larval skin dorsally and ventrally unsticks from the pupa, forming to large blisters.


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


Černý (2007a), Černý & Vála (1996a), Nowakowski (1973a), Papp & Černý (2016a), Spencer (1976a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).


Last modified 24.vii.2017