Elachista humilis Zeller, 1850
In spring a short corridor is made that is almost stuffed with frass. After hibernation this mine is vacated, and the larva then makes a number of elongated blotches, all descending from the leaf tip. These latter mines are whitish, with irregularly scattered frass.
Cyperaceae, Poaceae, narrowly polyphagous
Deschampsia cespitosa is the main hostplant; the other hostplants on the list are not all equally trustworthy because of possible confusion with Elachista canapennella (Traugott-Olsen & Nielsen, 1977a).
Larvae from autumn till spring (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
Almost entire Europe, except the Iberian and the Balkan Peninsula (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
Lemon yellow, dull yellowish to greenish yellow with a lighter mid-dorsal line; head light brown. According to Hering (1957a) the prothoracic plate has a darker centre.
Described by Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).
Elachista airae Stainton, 1858; E. perplexella Stainton, 1858.
Baran, Mazurkiewicz & Pałka (2007a), Bidzilya, Budashkin & Zhakov (2016a), Bland (1996a), Buhr (1935a,b), Buszko & Baraniak (1989b), Ford (1943a),l Hering (1957a), Huemer (2012a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Parenti & Varalda (1994a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), De Prins (1998a), Robbins (1991a), Schütze (1931a), Sønderup (1949a), Sruoga & Ivinskis (2005a), Szőcs (1977a), Traugott-Olsen & Nielsen (1977a), Wörz (1957a).