Larva: The larvae of flies are leg-less maggots without a head capsule (see examples). They never have thoracic or abdominal legs. They do not have chewing mouthparts, although they do have a characteristic cephalo-pharyngeal skeleton (see examples), usually visible internally through the body wall.
Puparium: The puparia of flies are formed within the hardened last larval skin or puparium and as a result sheaths enclosing head appendages, wings and legs are not visible externally (see examples).
Hosts in Great Britain & Ireland: Currently unknown.
elsewhere: Unconfirmed but probably Carex (Spencer, 1990: 349).
of year - larvae: August.
of year - adults: Currently unknown.
Cerodontha scutellaris (von Roser, 1840) is treated as a
synonym of Cerodontha scirpi (Karl, 1926) in Bladmineerders van Europa.
in Great Britain & Ireland: Added to British checklist by
Cole (in Chandler, 1998:
recorded in the Republic of Ireland (Martinez in Fauna Europaea).
Distribution elsewhere: Widespread in continental Europe including Germany, Denmark (Spencer,
1976: 210), Czech Republic, French mainland, Lithuania and Slovakia
(Martinez in Fauna Europaea).
NBN Atlas links to known host species:
British and Irish Parasitoids in Britain and elsewhere: Currently unknown.