Aphanisticus elongatus Villa & Villa, 1835

on Carex, Schoenus

mine

Oviposition usually on the leaf sheath, rarely on the limb. Oviposition site covered by an elongated, shining drop of dried secretion. From there a narrow, winding corridor of 12-50 cm long descends, turning upwards briefly to end in a pupal chamber. Corridor for most of its length fairly deep in the plant tissue (Rennwald & Rennwald, 2002a; Niehuis, 2004a).

host plants

Cyperaceae, oligophagous

Carex (Vignea) cuprina, divulsa, muricata; Schoenus nigricans.

phenology

Larvae in April-May and July-August (Hering, 1957a)

BENELUX

BE (Rennwald & Rennwald, 2002a; Niehuis, 2004a).

NE Not recorded (Vorst, 2009a) despite statements to the contrary by Rennwald & Rennwald (2002a), Niehuis (2004a) and Fauna Europaea (2010).

LUX (Rennwald & Rennwald, 2002a; Niehuis, 2004a).

distribution within Europe

UK, South, Central and East Europe

notes

Oviposition on those parts of the stem that are exposed to the sun (Bilý, 2002a).

references

Bilý (2002a), Cobos (1986a), Hering (1957a), Niehuis (2004a), Rennwald & Rennwald (2002a), Sánchez Sobrino & Tolosa Sánchez (2005a), Schaefer (1949a), Théry (1942a), Ugarte San Vicente (2005a), Ugarte san Vicente, Zabalegui & Salgueira Cerezo (2006a), Verdugo Paez (1997a).

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