Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Chlorops planifrons

Chlorops planifrons (Loew, 1866)

on Carex


Larvae bore in the culm, descending from just below the inflorescence.

host plants

Cyperaceae, monophagous

Carex rostrata.


Larvae of the first instar hibernate in shoots of host plant and continue feeding in the next spring.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).


Brunberg Nielsen (2015a), Ismay (0000a), Nartshuk & Pakalniškis (2004a), Nartshuk, Polevoi & Przhiboro (2020a).

Last modified 7.viii.2021