Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Mayetiola festucae

Mayetiola festucae Ertel, 1975

on Festuca

gall

the yellowish-white larva, about 3 mm long, lives within a leaf sheath, just above the ground. At the outsie a dense mass of white tangled accessory roots, comparable with the gall of M. radicifica. Pupation internal.

hostplants

Poaceae, monophagous

Festuca rubra.

notes

the larva is described by Ertel.

references

Ertel (1975a), Gagné & Jaschhof (2014a), Haarder, Bruun, Harris & Skuhravá (2016a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a).

17/10/2016

Last modified 21.vii.2017