Eutomostethus luteiventris (Klug, 1816)

Eutomostethus luteiventris mine

Juncus effusus, Bunderbos: opened mine

head capsule of the moulted larva


Corridor, up to 30 cm in length, descending from the leaf tip. The larva eats the spongy parenchymatous pith. Regularly also bands of green tissue are consumed, which betrays the presence of a larva. The frass is whitish, felty, and becomes coarser all the while down the mine. In the higher parts of the mine frass-free stretches may occur.


Juncaceae, monophagous

Juncus articulatus, effusus.

According to Scobiola-Palade (1974a) also living on several grasses, and even a pest here and there; no confirmation for this has been found in the literature.


Larvae in early June-early August (Buhr, 1964a).


BE recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

NE recorded (van Ooststroom, 1976a).

LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

distribution within Europe

Entire Europe, with exception of the Iberian and Balkan Peninsula (Fauna Europaea, 2008).



Beneš & Holuša (2015a), Blank ao (1998a), Buhr (1964a), Haris (2009a), Hering (1957a), Liston (1995b), van Ooststroom (1976a), Pschorn-Walcher & Altenhofer (2000a), Robbins (1991a), Scobiola-Palade (1974a), Taeger, Blank & Liston (2006a), Taeger ao (1998a), Zoerner (1970a).

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