Mayetiola radicifica (Rübsaamen, 1895)

on Poa


Somewhat resembling the gall of M. graminis, but the rootlets form an irregular tangle because they do not originate from a vertical furrow. The gall is located just above, or even in, the soil.

host plants

Poaceae, narrowly monophagous

Poa nemoralis.


The larva pupates while forming a puparium (Barnes).
Mayetiola radicifica: spatula

spatula (from Kieffer, 1901a)


Oligotrophus radicificus; Caulomyia radicifica.


Barnes (1858a), Bellman (2012a), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Ertel (1975a), Gagné & Jaschhof (2014a), Horeman (1990a), Houard (1908a), Kieffer (1901a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Rübsaamen (1895a,b), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a).

mod 11.i.2019