Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Limnaecia phragmitella

Limnaecia phragmitella (Stainton, 1851)

bulrush cosmet

mine

According to not quite clear indications the young larvae would mine in the spongy tissue of the leaf sheaths; perhaps this happens only facultatively. Later they live in the ripening seedheads.

host plants

Typhaceae, monophagous

Typha angustifolia, latifolia.

phenology

Larvae from September till May (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

BE recorded (Phegea, 2010).

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

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

All Europe (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

larva

Head, prothoracic and anal plates brown, dark brown marked; whitish with five brown length lines, the dorsal one darkest and most sharply delineated.

synonyms

Laverna phragmitella.

references

Emmet & Langmaid (2002b), Huisman, Koster, van Nieukerken & Ellis (2009a), Huisman, Koster, van Nieukerken & Ulenberg (2004a), Klimesch (1960a, 1989a), Koster (2002c), Koster & Sinev (2003a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Robbins (1991a), Schleich (1868a), Skala (1949a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Szőcs (1977a), Triberti, Longo Turri, Adami & Zanetti (2017a).

Last modified 10.ii.2020