Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Bactra venosana

Bactra venosana (Zeller, 1847)

nutgrass borer

on Cyperus


The larva bores in the stem.

host plants

Cyperaceae, monophagous

Cyperus rotundus.

That the species would live also on Phragmites is less likely.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Efil, Efil, Atay & Üremiş (2012a), Hancock & Bland (2015b), Muus (2022a).

Last modified 14.ii.2022