Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cosmopterix coryphaea

Cosmopterix coryphaea Walsingham, 1908

mine

Gallery, widening upwards into an elongate blotch. Most frass is piled in the older, lower section of the mine; part of it is ejected. Pupation internal.

host plants

Poaceae, monophagous

Phragmites australis.

phenology

Probably two generations per year.

distribution within Europe

Canary Islands, Mediterranean region from Spain to Cyprus (Fauna Europaea, 2011).

synonyms

Cosmopterix donatellae Mariani, 1932; C. formosa Amsel, 1935.

references

Baldizzone & scalercio (2018a), Hering (1957a), Klimesch (1983a), Koster & Sammut (2006a), Koster & Sinev (2003a).

Last modified 25.viii.2019