Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Dasiops latifrons

Dasiops latifrons (Meigen, 1826)

on Cynodon, Cyperus, Elyrtigia

Dasios latifrons: galls on Cynodon dactylon

Cynodon dactylon (from Houard, 1908a)


The internodes of the tips of runners or young shoots are strongly shortened. The leaf sheaths are short and strongly broadened, imbricatedly overlapping; the leaf blades are missing. The result is a braid-like gall of about one decimeter. A single larva, that pupates in the ground.

host plants

Cyperaceae, narrowly polyphagous

Cynodon dactylon; Cyperus longus; Elytrigia repens.


Lonchaea lasiophthalma (Macquart, 1835), L. parvicornis Meigen, 1826.


Buhr (1964b), ‪Cogolludo (1921a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Houard (1908a), Morge (1959a), Roskam (2019a), Spooner & Bowdrey (2012a), Tavares (1905a), Tomasi (2012a, 2014a).

Last modified 13.x.2019