Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Anthracoidea atratae

Anthracoidea atratae (Saville) Kukkonen, 1963

on Carex


the contents of the ultimately rupturing utriculi is transformed into a hard, black body consisting of agglutinated spores; initially it is covered by a silvery membrane, that later flakes off. The spores are 17-25 µm long.

host plants

Cyperaceae, narrowly monophagous

Carex atrata.


not (yet) known from Europe.


Brandenburger (1985a: 873), Vánky (1994a).

Last modified 19.xii.2022