Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cosmopterix pararufella

Cosmopterix pararufella Riedl, 1976

leaf midrib miner

on sugarcane


Eggs one by one at the upper side of the midrib. The mine is a gradually widening gallery in them
midrib that may be become sufficiently weakened as transversely snap the leaf. Pupation within the mine; before a circular, silk-covered exit opening has been prepared,

host plants

Poaceae, monophagous

Saccharum officinarum.


Larvae in April-May and September-October.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Huemer & Morandini (2009a), Koster & Sinev (2003a).

Last modified 30.i.2020