Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Mayetiola heirochloae

Mayetiola heirochloae (Lindeman, 1888)

on Hierochloe


Weak swelling of a node near the base of the culm; protected by the leaf sheath a group of larvae lives here in a depression of the stem. Infected plants wither. Bivoltine, hibernation as puparium.

host plants

Poaceae, Monophagous

Hierochloe repens.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Cecidomyia heirochloae. The spelling hierochloae in not correct.


Seems a forgotten species.


Gagné & Jaschhof (2014a), Houard (1908a), Lindeman (1888a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2021a: 132).

Last modified 24.ix.2021