Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Hispa atra

Hispa atra Linnaeus, 1767

mine

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 dispersed, in coarse greenish-black granules. Pupation may be inside or outside the mine.

host plants

Poaceae, oligophagous

Agrostis; Avenula; Elymus; Elytrigia repens; Poa compressa.

phenology

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

BENELUX

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

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).

pupa

See Steinhausen (2002a).

synonyms

Hispella atra.

references

Aslan, Gök, Gürbüz & Ayvaz (2009a), Bahillo de la Puebla & Román (2009a), Beenen & Winkelman (1993a), Buhr (1933a), Farina (2015a), Gavrilović & Ćurčić (2013a), Gavrilović, Gavrilović, Ćurčić, ao (2014a), Grandi (1935a), Hering (1930a, 1957a), Murria Beltrán (2008b), Ogloblin & Medvedev (1971a), Petitpierre i Vall (1994a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2018a), Sønderup (1949a), Steinhausen (1994a, 2002a), Troukens (2012a), Ugarte San Vicente (2005a), Warchalowski (2003a).

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