Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Thurauia aquatica

Thurauia aquatica Rübsaamen, 1899

on Carex


stem, partly submerged, below the leaf sheath, with a number orange red larvae; the larva pupates in autumn, still in the gall, in a spun cocoon. Univoltine. The larvae may remain dormant for while, and than have the aspect of a puparium, each one lying in a shallow depression (Rübsaamen).

host plants

Cyperaceae, monophagous

Carex appropinquata, echinata, ericetorum, muricata, remota.


Thurauia aquatica: spatula

spatula with papillae (from Möhn, 1955a)


Buhr (1964b), Gagné (2010a), Kieffer (1901c), Möhn (1955a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Rübsaamen (1899a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2000a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a).

Last modified 22.ix.2019