Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Metopomyza nigrohumeralis

Metopomyza nigrohumeralis (Hendel, 1931)


Undescribed. Pupation outside the mine.

host plants

Cyperaceae, narrowly monophagous

Carex acuta.


Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

distribution within Europe

From Sweden to the Pyrenees and Italy, and from France to Czechia (Fauna Europaea, 2008); also UK (Telfer & Gibbs).


Rear spiracula very remarkable, with some tens of papillae, each of them on top of a long stalk, making the spiraculum look like a shaving brush (Dempewolf, 2001a).


Dempewolf (2001a), Papp & Černý (2018a), Spencer (1976a), Telfer & Gibbs (2017a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

Last modified 10.iii.2018