Elachista metella Kaila, 2002

mine

Not described.

hostplants

Poaceae, oligophagous

Bothriochloa ischaemum; Bromopsis erecta; Milium effusum.

These hostplants are listed by Parenti & Varalda (1994a) for “Elachista cingillella”.

phenology

Two annual generations

BENELUX

Uncertain. Both from the Netherlands and Belgium E. cingillella has been reported; without a revision of that material the possibility remains that in fact these records refer E. metella, that as late as in 2002 has been split off by Kaila & Junnulainen

distribution within Europe

From France to Bulgaria, and from Czechia and Slovakia to Italy (Fauna Europaea, 2011).

synonyms

All references to E. cingillella from southern Europe in fact concern metella; the illustrations of the adult moths and the male genitalia of cingillella Traugott-Olsen & Nielsen (1977a) refer to metella.

references

Kaila & Junnilainen (2002a), Parenti & Varalda (1994a, 2000a), Traugott-Olsen & Nielsen (1977a).

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mod 23.xi.2017