Cerodontha zuskai Nowakowski, 1972

mine

Lower-surface blotch that occupies most of the top section of the leaf. Frass irregular, flaky, often washed out greenish. Several larvae in a mine. Pupation internal.

hostplants

Poaceae, narrowly monophagous

Elytrigia repens.

phenology

Larvae in July.

BENELUX

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

distribution within Europe

Germany, Poland, Slovakia (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

larva

Front spiraculum with 7-12 papillen over two short arms. Rear spiraculum with three, somewhat elongated and strongly curved papillae. The rear spiraculum bears at its outer side a small, black, finely spinulose, wart.

puparium

Black, matt, 2.5 – 2.7 mm. The puparium is anchored to the inside of the mine with a silken thread produced by the rear spiraculum.

synonyms

Cerodontha zuskae (original, incorrect, spelling: Fauna Europaea, 2010).

notes

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

references

Černý (2013a), Nowakowsi (1973a), Papp & Černý (2016a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

28/03/2017

mod 24.vii.2017