Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cosmopterix coryphaea

Cosmopterix coryphaea Walsingham, 1908


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.


Probably two generations per year.

distribution within Europe

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


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


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

Last modified 25.viii.2019