Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Sedina buettneri

Sedina buettneri (Hering, 1858)

blair’s wainscot


Eggs are deposited in a row under a folded leaf margin. From here starts a broad, whitish and shallow mine. Older larvae bore in the stem.

host plants

Cyperaceae, Poaceae; narrowly polyphagous

Carex acutiformis; Glyceria maxima.


Larvae from early spring till in July; hibernation as egg (Hering, 1957a).


BE recorded (Phegea, 2010).

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

LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

From northern Europe to the Pyrenees, Alps, Hungary, and Bulgaria; not in Ireland (Fauna Europaea, 2010).


Whitish, with four reddish brown length lines; head, pronotal and anal plate brown. Prolegs each with a semicircle of crochets.


Ebert (1998a), Heindel, Bolz & Hacker (2005a), Hering (1957a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), De Prins (1998a), Szőcs (1977a).

Last modified 17.v.2021