Nonagria typhae (Thunberg, 1784)

bulrush wainscot

mine

Irregular interparenchymatous corridor, sides haphazarly scalloped out. Frass granular, brown, in corners of the mine. After a while the larva becomes a stem borer.

hostplants

Typhaceae, monophagous

Typha angustifolia, latifolia.

phenology

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

BENELUX

BE recorded (Phegea, 2010).

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

LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

Probably all Europe (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

larva

Body pale yellowish brown to flesh-coloured, with three whitish length lines; head and prothoracic plate shining light brown, anal plate dark brown. Pinacula colourless, inconspicuous, stigmata black, hairs very short.

pupa

See Patočka & Turčáni (2005a); hangs with the head down in the stem (Hering, 1957a).

synonyms

Phragmitiphila typhae.

references

Hering (1957a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), De Prins (1998a), Robbins (1991a), Skala (1948a), Starý (1930a), Szőcs (1977a).

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