Atheroides serrulatus Haliday, 1838

on Poaceae

Atheroides serrulatus (from Wieczorek, 2009)

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

parasiet

Apterae ± 2 mm, yellow to yellowish brown, very slender with short feet and antennae. They live, usually solitary, without host alternation on leaves of grasses in dry situations. They are visited by ants.

hostplants

Poaceae, oligophagous

Agrostis curtisii, stolonifera; Alopecurus geniculatus, pratensis; Ammophila arenaria; Anisantha sterilis; Arrhenatherum elatius; Avenella flexuosa; Brachypodium retusum; Calamagrostis arundinacea, epigeios; Corynephorus canescens; Cynosurus cristatus; Dactylis glomerata; Deschampsia cespitosa; Festuca “lanata”, ovina, pallens, rubra, stricta subsp. trachyphylla, valesiaca subsp. parviflora; Holcus lanatus; Hordeum murinum; Leymus arenarius; Lolium perenne; Nardus; Ochlopoa annua; Phalaroides arundinacea; Poa angustifolia, compressa, pratensis, trivialis; Puccinellia maritima; Schedonorus pratensis.

Also listed from Carex acuta, acutiformis, disticha, divulsa, hirta, leporina, nigra, recta, vesicaria; Juncus gerardi, inflexus; however, Blackman & Eastop have their doubt.

references

Blackman & Eastop (2017), Börner & Franz (1956a), Heie (1982a), Lampel & Meier (2003a), Mier Durante, Seco Fernández & Nieto Nafría (1989a), Nieto Nafría & Mier Durante (1998a), Stroyan (1977a), Wieczorek (2009a, 2010a).

mod 21.i.2018