Elachista dispilella Zeller, 1839

mine

Long, narrow corridor that descends from the tip of the leaf to its base.

hostplants

Poaceae, monophagous (?)

Festuca heterophylla, lemanii, ovina, psammophila, stricta subsp. trachyphylla.

Parenti & Varalda (1994a) moreover cite
Corynephorus
canescens
but possibly this is merely the repetition of an old unconfirmed report.

phenology

Larvae in Scandinavia only on May – June (Traugott-Olsen & Nielsen, 1977a), but more to the south in two separate generations, in April and June (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

BE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

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

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

From Fennoscandia to the Pyrenees and Italy, and from France to Romania (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

larva

Larva very slender, greyish green, with broen head and feet; prothoracic plate with two almost parallel, but posteriorly weakly diverging, length lines, that are separated by a narrow pale zone.

pupa

Slender, light yellowish brown.

synonyms

E. steueri, manni, jaeckhi, gebzeensis, all four described by Traugott-Olsen, 1900 (Kaila, Baran & Mutanen, 2015a)..

references

Baran (2005a, 2009a), Baran, Mazurkiewicz & Pałka (2007a), Bidzilya, Budashkin & Zhakov (2016a), Buhr (1935b), Gaedike & Heinicke (1999a), Hering (1957a), Huemer (2012a), Kaila, Baran & Mutanen (2015a), Kaila, Nupponen, Junnilainen, Nupponen, Kaitila & Olschwang (2003a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Leutsch (2011a), Parenti & Varalda (1994a), Schütze (1931a), Sønderup (1949a), Sruoga & Ivinskis (2005a), Szőcs (1977a), Traugott-Olsen & Nielsen (1977a), Wörz (1957a).

10/02/2017

mod 23.xi.2017