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This list was complied from primary sources such as the Hosts of the British leaf-mining insect fauna by Pitkin and Plant and the Host plant genera of the British Agromyzidae by Warrington. Other sources include published data and the Leafminers and plant galls of Europe website.
Please notify Colin Plant or Rob Edmunds of any additions, alterations or corrections.


Festuca species (Fescue):

Dip: Agromyza nigrella, Cerodontha flavocingulata, Cerodontha pygmaea, Cerodontha pygmella
Lep: Elachista humilis

Recorded Elsewhere:

Dip: Agromyza albipennis, Agromyza mobilis, Cerodontha incisa, Cerodontha muscina, Cerodontha rohdendorfi, Chromatomyia fuscula, Chromatomyia milii, Hydrellia griseola, Liriomyza graminivora, Pseudonapomyza atra
Lep: Elachista adscitella, Elachista albifrontella , Elachista apicipunctella, Elachista argentella, Elachista bedellella, Elachista canapennella, Elachista freyerella, Elachista luticomella, Elachista maculicerusella, Elachista obliquella, Elachista subnigrella, Elachista utonella

Festuca arundinacea (Tall Fescue):

Lep: Cosmopterix orachalcea, Elachista bisulcella, Elachista rufocinerea, Elachista stabilella

Festuca gigantea (Tall Brome):

Dip: Cerodontha denticornis

Festuca ovina (Sheep's Fescue):

Lep: Elachista collitella, Elachista triatomea

Festuca pratensis (Meadow Fescue):

Lep: Elachista stabilella
Dip: Cerodontha denticornis

Festuca rubra (Red Fescue):

Dip: Chromatomyia nigra
Lep: Elachista triatomea

Festuca tenuifolia (Slender Fescue):

Lep: Elachista triatomea


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