Elachista albidella Nylander, 1848
Corridor, 15 cm in the end, descending from the leaf tip. The mine is whitish and shallow at first, then becomes deeper, yellowish white, and more transparant. Pupation external; pupa, not in a cocoon, attached to the leaf.
Cyperaceae, Poaceae, narrowly polyphagous
Larvae in late-April – May (Bland, 1996a; Traugott-Olsen & Nielsen, 1977a).
BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).
NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a; Microlepidoptera.nl, 2009).
LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
distribution within Europe
From Fennoscandia and northern Russia to the Pyrenees, Italy, and Hungary, and from Ireland to the Ukraine (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
Light green to grey green, with a shining greyish-black head and a grey brown thoracic plate that, according to Hering (1957a), has a dull grey mark shaped like a a horse shoe.
Baran, Mazurkiewicz & Pałka (2007a), Bland (1996a), Hering (1957a), Kaila, Nupponen, Junnilainen, Nupponen, Kaitila & Olschwang (2003a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Parenti & Pizzolato (2015a), Parenti & Varalda (1994a), De Prins (1998a), Robbins (1991a), Schütze (1931a), Sønderup (1949a), Sruoga & Ivinskis (2005a 2011a), Szőcs (1977a), Traugott-Olsen & Nielsen (1977a), Wegner (2010a), Wörz (1957a).