Elachista irenae Buszko, 1989

Lepidoptera, Elachistidae

mine

The mine usually starts about a cm below the tip of the leaf, and descends as a slender, whitish, full depth gallery for a length of 3-4 cm. Not infrequently stripes of uneaten parenchyma can be found. Frass in a sometimes interrupted and dispersed central line for most of the length of the mine. The larva can change leaves. Pupation external.

hostplants

Poaceae, narrowly monophagous

Festuca versicolor.

phenology

The species probably hibernates as a young larva; mature larvae have been found from late May untill the second half of June.

distribution within Europe

Poland and Slovakia, Tatra mountains.

larva

See Baran & Buszko (2010a).

pupa

See Baran & Buszko (2010a).

references

Baran & Buszko (2010a), Buszko (1989b), Buszko & Baraniak (1989b), Michalska Myssura & Walczak (2010a).

22/01/2013

mod 28.vi.2017