Elachista bedellella (Sircom, 1848)

grey dwarf

mine

Blotch in the leaf tip; the upper side is practically flat, the lower side can turn somewhat to purple. The larva may mine 2-3 leaves.

hostplants

Poaceae, oligophagous

Arrhenatherum elatius; Avena; Festuca ovina, stricta subsp. sulcata; Helictochloa pratensis; Phleum; Poa nemoralis, trivialis.

phenology

Larvae in two generations: one from September to end-April (hibernating in the mine), a second in June – July (Bland, 1996a; Traugott-Olsen & Nielsen, 1977a).

BENELUX

BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).

NE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

From Scandinavia to the Iberian Peninsula, Italy, and Bulgaria, and from Britain to Central Russia (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

Larva young yellowish white, later grey green; head light brown; pronotum with two parallel length lines, slightly widening rearwards and divided by a narrow uncoloured stripe.

pupa

Described by Patočka (1999a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).

references

Baldizzone (2004a), Baran, Mazurkiewicz & Pałka (2007a), Bidzilya, Budashkin & Zhakov (2016a), Biesenbaum (1999a), Bland (1996a), O Hoffmann (1893a), Hering (1957a), Kaila (2007a), Kaila, Nupponen, Junnilainen, Nupponen, Kaitila & Olschwang (2003a), Parenti & Domínguez (1995a), Parenti & Varalda (1994a), Patočka (1999a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), De Prins (1998a), Robbins (1991a), Schütze (1931a), Sønderup (1949a), Szőcs (1977a, 1981a), Traugott-Olsen & Nielsen (1977a), Wörz (1957a).

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mod 12.ii.2018