Globia algae (Esper, 1789)

rush wainscot

mine

Irregular, interparenchymatous corridor; sides untidily scalloped out. Frass granular, brown, in corners of the mine. In the end a blotch. After some time the larva continues as a stem borer.

hostplants

Polyphagous on helophytes.

Iris pseudacorus; Scirpus lacustris; Typha.

phenology

Larvae in May – June (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

BE recorded (Phegea, 2010).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a; Vlindernet.nl, 2010).

LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

Europe, except the Mediterranean Islands (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

larva

Body pale green with a narrow bright green dorsal line; pinacula very small, black; setae short. Head, prothoracic and anal plates shining light brown.

pupa

See Patočka & Turčáni (2005a). Head in the stem generally pointing upwards (Hering (1957a).

synonyms

Archanara, Capsula algae; Archanara, Capsula, Nonagria, cannae (Ochsenheimer, 1816).

references

Hering (1957a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), De Prins (1998a), Skala (1948a), Szőcs (1977a).

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