Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Nonagria typhae

Nonagria typhae (Thunberg, 1784)

bulrush wainscot


Irregular interparenchymatous gallery, sides haphazardly scalloped out. Frass granular, brown, in corners of the mine. After a while the larva becomes a stem borer.

host plants

Typhaceae, monophagous

Typha angustifolia, latifolia.

Also Schoenoplectus (Huemer).


Larvae in June – July (Hering, 1957a).


BE recorded (Phegea, 2010).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a;, 2010).

LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

Probably all Europe (Fauna Europaea, 2010).


Body pale yellowish brown to flesh-coloured, with three whitish length lines; head and prothoracic plate shining light brown, anal plate dark brown. Pinacula colourless, inconspicuous, stigmata black, hairs very short.


See Patočka & Turčáni (2005a); hangs with the head down in the stem (Hering, 1957a).


Phragmitiphila typhae.


Bella, Parenzan & Russo (2009a), Dapporto, Fiorini, Fiumi & Flamigni (2005a), Hering (1957a), Huemer (2001a), Kravchenko, Fibiger, Mooser, ao (2008b), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), De Prins (1998a), Robbins (1991a), Skala (1948a), Starý (1930a), Szőcs (1977a).

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