Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Mayetiola festucae

Mayetiola festucae Ertel, 1975

on Festuca


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.

host plants

Poaceae, monophagous

Festuca rubra.


the larva is described by Ertel.


Ertel (1975a), Gagné & Jaschhof (2014a), Haarder, Bruun, Harris & Skuhravá (2016a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2021a: 108).

Last modified 18.iv.2023