Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Planetella cornifex

Planetella cornifex (Kieffer, 1898)

on Carex

Planetella cornifex: gall on Carex pallescens

Carex pallescens (from Houard, 1908a).


basal, often subterraneous buds are changed into a horn-shaped gall. Also a bud that has resulted in a shoot may be galled into an onion-shaped structure, in which the shoot is included. Larva solitary.


Cyperaceae, monophagous

Carex bigelowii subsp. dacica, elata, flacca, montana, pallescens, praecox, sylvatica.


Planetella cornifex: spatula

spatula (from Kieffer, 1901a)


Dishormomya, Dishormomyia, Hormomyia, cornifex.


Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a), Houard (1908a), Kieffer (1901a), Möhn (1955a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1999a, 2021a: 66), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Neacsu (1972a), Tomasi (2012a, 2014a).

Last modified 15.ix.2021