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Plants: Cyperaceae
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This list has been taken from the 'Hosts of British Leaf-mining insect fauna' (© Brian Pitkin and Colin Plant) and is a precursor to AIDGAP keys to Leaf Miners. Please credit the authors when quoting from this list and email any additions, corrections or comments to Colin Plant.


Carex species (Sedge):

Dip: Cerodontha angulata, Cerodontha caricicola, Cerodontha eucaricis, Cerodontha mellita, Cerodontha spinata, Cerodontha suturalis, Hydrellia griseola, Metopomyza flavonotata, Metopomyza scutellata, Metopomyza xanthaspis
Lep: Biselachista cinereopunctella, Bischelachista utonella, Elachista alpina, Elachista biatomella, Elachista gleichenella. Elachista humilis, Elachista kilmunella, Elachista serricornis, Elachista stabilella

Recorded Elsewhere (Agromyzidae Recording Scheme):

Dip:Cerodontha morosa, Cerodontha pseuderrans, Cerodontha staryi
Lep: Donacaula forficella, Elachista adscitella, Elachista atricomella, Elachista bisulcella, Elachista obliquella, Elachista subalbidella, Elachista utonella

Carex acuta (Tufted Sedge):

Lep: Biselachista albidella

Carex acutiformis (Lesser Pond Sedge):

Dip: Cerodontha eucaricis, Cerodontha caricicola
Lep: Monochroa arundinetella

Carex flacca (Carnation-grass):

Lep: Biselachista cinereropunctella, Elachista gleichenella

Carex nigra (Common Sedge)

Lep: Biselachista eleochariella

Carex panicea (Carnation Sedge)

Lep: Biselachista eleochariella

Carex pendula (Pendulous Sedge):

Dip: Cerodontha angulata, Cerodontha caricicola

Carex pseudocyperus (Cyperus Sedge):

Dip: Cerodontha eucaricis, Cerodontha caricicola

Carex riparia (Great Pond Sedge):

Lep: Biselachista albidella, Monochroa arundinetella


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