Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Diplotoxa messoria

Diplotoxa messoria (Fallén, 1820)

on Eleocharis


Larvae in the stems. However, Nartshuk (2017a) and Nartshuk & Andersen (2012a) write that species would live in rotting stems, which might indicate that the species might be a saprophagous rather than a parasite!

host plants

Cyperaceae, monophagous

Eleocharis palustris, quinqueflora.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


Nartshuk (2012a, 2017a), Nartshuk & Andersen (2012a), Warrington & Perry (2020a).

Last modified 4.v.2020