Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Mayetiola agrostidis

Mayetiola agrostidis Ertel, 1975

on Agrostis

Mayetiola agrostidis on Agrostis spec.

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


At the base of a stem lives a whitish, 4 mm long larva between leaf sheath and the culm, just above a node. Externally hardly anything is visible. Pupation internal

The larva is described by Ertel (1975a).

host plants

Poaceae, monophagous

Agrostis capillaris, stolonifera.


Ertel (1975a), Gagné (2010a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2021a: 29), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a).

Last modified 18.iv.2023