Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Metopomyza scutellata

Metopomyza scutellata (Fallén, 1823)


Upper-surface corridor, descending towards the leaf base, generally following the midrib. Frass in a double row of granules. Pupation outside the mine (Robbins, 1991a).

host plants

Cyperaceae, monophagous



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

distribution within Europe

From Scandinavië to the Pyrenees, Alps and Serbia, and from the UK to Belarus (Fauna Europaea, 2008).


Metopomyza flavoscutellaris: Hering, 1957a?


Andersen (2012a), Černý (2001a, 2004a, 2007a, 2011a), Černý, Andrade, Gonçalves & von Tschirnhaus (2018a), Černý, Barták & Roháček (2004a), Černý & Merz (2006a, 2007a), Černý & Vála (1996a, 1999a), Černý, Vála & Barták (2001a), Ci̇velek, Çikman & Dursun (2008a), Gil Ortiz (2009a), Pakalniškis (1986a, 1990a), Papp & Černý (2018a), Robbins (1991a), Spencer (1972a, 1976a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a, 2000a).

Last modified 15.xii.2018