Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Sitodiplosis dactylidis

Sitodiplosis dactylidis Barnes, 1940

on Dactylis


in the grass floret, covered by the flower bracts, lives a solitary, orange to red larva, feeding on the developing fruit. Univoltine.

host plants

Poaceae, monophagous

Dactylis glomerata.


Stenodiplosis dactylidis.


Bruun, Haarder, Jørgensen & Skuhravá (2014a), Gagné & Jaschhof (2014a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2021a: 92).

Last modified 18.ix.2021