Hispa atra Linnaeus, 1767


Narrow, gradually widening corridor, starting in the leaf tip and often descending as far down as in the leaf sheath. Frass initially in a central line, later disspersed, in coarse greenish-black granules. Pupation may be inside or outside the mine.


Poaceae, oligophagous

Avenula; Elymus; Poa compressa.


Larvae in June-July (Hering, 1957a).


BE recorded Fauna Europaea (2007a).

NE Dutch species (Beenen & Winkelman, 1993a; Fauna Europaea, 2007).

LUX recorded Fauna Europaea (2007a).

distribution within Europe

Europe, northern Asia (Warchalowski, 2003a); not in the British Isles (Fauna Europaea, 2007)


Larva with thoracal, without abdominal feet, greenish, flattened, deeply incised between the segments; abdomen ends in two spinelike spiracula. Rear margin of head deeply incised in a V (Grandi, 1935a; Ogloblin & Medvedev, 1971a; Steinhausen, 1994a).


Hispella atra.


Beenen & Winkelman (1993a), Buhr (1933a), Grandi (1935a), Hering (1930a, 1957a), Ogloblin & Medvedev (1971a), S√łnderup (1949a), Steinhausen (1994a), Ugarte San Vicente (2005a), Warchalowski (2003a).

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