Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Atheroides doncasteri

Atheroides doncasteri Ossiannilsson, 1955

on Deschampsia

Atheroides doncasteri (from Wieczorek, 2009)

upperside (left) and underside (from Wieczorek, 2009)


Apterae 2-3 mm, long-oval with very short legs and antennae, dirty yellowish to brownish. No host plant alternation. They sit at the underside of the leaves. Not attended by ants.

host plants

Poaceae, monophagous

Deschampsia cespitosa.


Blackman & Eastop (2017), Heie (1982a), Wieczorek (2009a, 2010a), Wojciechowski, Depa, HalgoŇ° ao (2016a).

Last modified 19.i.2019