Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Thymelicus lineola

Thymelicus lineola (Ochsenheimer, 1808)

essex skipper

on grases

parasite

Larva in a rolled leaf.

host plants

Poaceae, oligophagous

Agrostis capillaris, stolonifera; Alopecurus pratensis; Anisantha sterilis; Anthoxanthum odoratum; Arrhenatherum elatius; Arrhenatherum elatius; Brachypodium pinnatum, rupestre, sylvaticum; Bromopsis erecta; Bromus hordeaceus, racemosus; Calamagrostis epigeios; Dactylis glomerata; Elytrigia repens; Festuca ovina; Helictochloa pratensis; Holcus lanatus, mollis; Lolium perenne; Phalaroides arundinacea; Phleum pratense; Poa pratensis; Schedonorus pratensis; Trisetum flavescens; Triticum aestivum.

But also Carex acutiformis (Cyperaceae)

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).

egg, larva, pupa

see Lepiforum.

synonyms

Thymelicus lineolus.

references

Dupont, Luquet, Demerges & Drouet (2013a), Lepiforum (2021), Wirooks & Theissen (1999a).

Last modified 6.v.2021