Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Platycephala planifrons

Platycephala planifrons (Fabricius, 1798)

flat-headed shoot fly

on Phragmites

parasite

Larvae bore in the growing meristem; the shoot tip withers and dies along with the surrounding leaves.

host plants

Poaceae, monophagous

Phragmites australis.

phenology

The first instar larva hibernates in the subterranean shoot tip.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).

inquilines

Calamoncosis aprica.

references

Brunberg Nielsen (2015a), Häfliger, Schwarzlaender & Blossey (2005a), Ismay (0000a), Nartshuk, Polevoi & Przhiboro (2020a), Schwarzländer & Häfliger (2000a), Waitzbauer, Pruscha & Picher (1972a).

Last modified 7.viii.2021