Elachista littoricola Le Marchand, 1938

hampshire dwarf

mine

The mine starts at an oval egg shell, that has several strong longitudinal ridges, at the upperside of the leaf near the base of the lamina. From here ascends a gradually widening, slightly inflated gallery. Pupation external.

hostplants

Poaceae, oligophagous

Elytrigia repens; Leymus arenarius.

phenology

In Italy bivoltine.

BENELUX

Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2012).

distribution within Europe

From Finland to Italy, and from Britain to Czechia; also in Eastern Russia (Fauna Europaea, 2012).

larva

The mature larva is 5-6 mm long and uniformly bone-coloured. The characteristic sclerites of pronotum, prosternum and anal plate are depicted by Parenti & Varalda (1991a).

pupa

Depicted by Parenti & Varalda 1(991a).

references

Biesenbaum (1999a), Bidzilya, Budashkin & Zhakov (2016a), Bland (1996a), Kaila, Nupponen, Junnilainen, Nupponen, Kaitila & Olschwang (2003a), Parenti & Varalda 1(991a, 1994a), Sruoga & Ivinskis (2005a, 2011a), Ć ulcs (1996a).

14/01/2017

mod 13.ii.2018