Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Mayetiola heirochloae

Mayetiola heirochloae (Lindeman, 1888)

on Hierochloe

gall

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.

hostplants

Poaceae, Monophagous

Hierochloe repens.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

synonyms

Cecidomyia heirochloae. The spelling hierochloae in not correct.

notes

Seems a forgotten species.

references

Gagné & Jaschhof (2014a), Houard (1908a), Lindeman (1888a).

Last modified 23.v.2018