The leaf and stem mines of British flies and other insects

(Coleoptera, Diptera, Hymenoptera and Lepidoptera)

by Brian Pitkin, Willem Ellis, Colin Plant and Rob Edmunds


CYNODON. Bermuda grasses. [Poaceae]

Four species of Cynodon are recorded in Britain. These include Bermuda grass (C. dactylon) and African Bermuda-grass (C. incompletus).

Only one British miner is recorded on Cynodon.

Nearly 100 British miners or possible miners are recorded on grasses in Britain.

It is recommended that adults of all miners on grasses be reared to be certain of their identity.

Key for the identification of the known mines of British
insects (Diptera and non-Diptera) recorded on Cynodon

1 > Leaf-miner: Details unknown.

On Poa, but not yet on Cynodon, in Britain and Cynodon and Poa elsewhere. Occurs scattered throughout the UK, except N.Scotland and N. Ireland. Also recorded in the Republic of Ireland. Widespread in continental Europe.

Elachista consortella Stainton, 1851 [Lepidoptera: Elachistidae].

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