Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Nonagria typhae

Nonagria typhae (Thunberg, 1784)

bulrush wainscot

mine

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

hostplants

Typhaceae, monophagous

Typha angustifolia, latifolia.

phenology

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

BENELUX

BE recorded (Phegea, 2010).

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

LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

Probably all Europe (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

larva

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.

pupa

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

synonyms

Phragmitiphila typhae.

references

Hering (1957a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), De Prins (1998a), Robbins (1991a), Skala (1948a), Starý (1930a), Szőcs (1977a).

Last modified 25.viii.2018