Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Mayetiola radicifica

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).

Last modified 11.i.2019