Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Metopomyza flavonotata

Metopomyza flavonotata (Haliday, 1833)


A short, descending corridor in a leaf sheath (Pakalnsikis, 1998b). Frass in few, isolated blad granules. Pupation outside the mine.


Poaceae, oligophagous

Alopecurus pratensis Deschampsia cespitosa; Holcus mollis.

Hering (1957a) also associated the species (as flavoscutellaris) with Carex; this probably is not correct.

Although until recently is was repeated in literature that no hostplant was known, de Meijere (1941a) wrote explicitely that has bred the species from Holcus at Bloemendaal.


Larvae in June-July.


BE recorded (Scheirs, De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus, 1995a).

NE recorded (de Meijere, 1939a).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

distribution within Europe

Enire Europe, perhaps excluding the Balkan Peninsula (Fauna Europaea, 2008).



Brownish yellow.


Liriomyza flavonotata; Metopomyza flavoscutellaris (Zetterstedt, 1838).


Andersen (2012a), Beuk (2002a), Černý (2001a), Černý & Merz (2007a), Černý & Vála (1996a, 1999a), Černý, Vála & Barták (2001a), Hering (1957a), de Meijere (1939a, 1941a), Pakalniškis (1990a, 1998a,b), Papp & Černý (2018a), Sasakawa (1961a), Scheirs, De Bruyn & von Tschirnhaus (1995a, 1996a), Spencer (1954a, 1972a,b, 1976a), Starý (1930a), Süss (1982a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a), Zlobin (1986b).

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