Calamotropha paludella (Hübner, 1824)

bulrush veneer

mine

Oviposiiton at the leaf margin. From here the larva bores into the leaf tissue, and makes a descending mine that contains much brown frass. The larva hibernates in the lowest part of the mine or in a cavity gnawn in the rootstock. After the winter it mines again in the, by now, dead leaf or in the stem. Pupation internal.

hostplants

Typhaceae, monophagous

Typha angustifolia, latifolia.

According to Beirne (1954a) primarily on T. latifolia.

phenology

Larvae from September to April, May (UKmoths, 2010).

BENELUX

BE recorded (Phegea, 2010).

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

LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

Probably all Europe, but missing in Ireland (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

larva

See UKmoths (2010a). Body yellowish brown; all segments bear two greyish brown shields, one behind the other, in fact strongly enlarged and fused pinacula. Head and prothoracic plate shining light brown, anal plate right brown.

pupa

See Patočka (1997a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).

synonyms

Crambus paludellus.

references

Beirne (1954a), Grabe (1955a), Hering (1957a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Patočka (1997a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), De Prins & Steeman (2011a), Szőcs (1977a).

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