Limnaecia phragmitella (Stainton, 1851)

bulrush cosmet

mine

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

hostplants

Typhaceae, monophagous

Typha angustifolia, latifolia.

phenology

Larvae from Spetember 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, darkbrown marked; whitish with five brown length lines, the dorsal one darkest and most sharply delineated.

references

Huisman ao (2009a), Koster (2002c), Koster & Sinev (2003a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Robbins (1991a), Skala (1949a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Szőcs (1977a).

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