Elachista dispilella Zeller, 1839
Long, narrow corridor that descends from the tip of the leaf to its base.
Poaceae, monophagous (?)
Festuca heterophylla, lemanii, ovina, psammophila, stricta subsp. trachyphylla.
Parenti & Varalda (1994a) moreover cite
canescens but possibly this is merely the repetition of an old unconfirmed report.
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).
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 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.
Slender, light yellowish brown.
E. steueri, manni, jaeckhi, gebzeensis, all four described by Traugott-Olsen, 1900 (Kaila, Baran & Mutanen, 2015a)..
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).