Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Hybolasioptera fasciata

Hybolasioptera fasciata (Kieffer, 1904)

on many different grasses

Hybolasoptera fasciata on Agrostis spec.

Agrostis spec., Belgium, prov. Namur, Vierves-sur-Viroin, 8.vii.2017 © Sébastien Carbonnelle

Hybolasoptera fasciata on Agrostis spec.

larva in opened gall, after removal of the leaf sheath


Above a node in the stem a shallow oval cavity is found, covered by the blackish epidermis. The stem is somewhat thickened here, the pith is black and granular. In the cavity one yellow to red larva.

host plants

Poaceae, oligophagous

Agrostis capillaris; Avena sativa; Avenella flexuosa; Calamagrostis canescens; Cynosurus cristatus; Dactylis glomerata; Elymus caninus; Elytrigia repens; Festuca rubra; Holcus mollis; Phleum pratense; Poa pratensis; Secale cereale; Triticum aestivum, durum.

The occurrence of Avena and Phleum is not fully certain.

larva, pupa

Even the full grown larva has no spatula. Pupa without frontal spines (Rübsaamen, 1895a).
Hybolasopteris fasciata: prosternum

prosternum (from Möhn, 1955a)


Lasioptera, Hybolasioptera cerealis Lindemann, 1881 nec Fitch.


Buhr (1964b, 1965a), Gagné (2010a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Houard (1908a), Möhn (1955a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a, 2019a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Rübsaamen (1895a), Simova-Tošić, Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2000a, 2004a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1994a, 2009b, 2021a: 30, 261), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Carbonnelle (2017a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dončev & Dimitrova (1991a, 1992a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a), Stelter (1970a), Tomasi (2014a).

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