Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Monochroa lucidella

Monochroa lucidella (Stephens, 1834)

buff-marked neb

on Eleocharis, Scirpus, ? Typha


The larva bores in the stem; probably there also the pupation.

host plants

Cyperaceae, oligophagous

Eleocharis palustris; Schoenoplectus lacustris.

The reference to Typha by Bland ao merits further conformation.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Head black, prothoracic plate greyish brown; pinacula minute, black.


Bland, Corley, Emmet ao (2002a), Corley (2005a), Huemer (1998a), Robbins (1991a), Wegner (2010a).

Last modified 23.x.2019