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).


Koster & Sinev (2003a).

mod 15.viii.2019