Elachista nitidulella (Herrich-Schäffer, 1855)

mine

Oviposition 3-10 cm below the tip of the leaf. The first 1-3 mm of the mine is a hair thin corridor. The mine eventually descends and widens, and just above the ligula it occupies the entire width of the leaf; all leaf tissue is eaten away here.

hostplants

Poaceae, monofaag

Festuca stricta subsp. sulcata.

Preference for nearly withered plants along dusty paths (Deschka, 1969c).

BENELUX

BE recorded (Phegea, 2011).

NE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2011).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2011).

distribution within Europe

From Germany to the Alps, and from France to Romania (Fauna Europaea, 2011).

larva

Full grown larva dull dirty white, only the mouthparts somewhat darker. Prothoracic plate hardly recognisable, two elongate spots at either side of the middle line.

pupa

Extensively described by (Deschka, 1969c).

references

Bidzilya, Budashkin & Zhakov (2016a), Deschka (1969c), Kaila, Nupponen, Junnilainen ao (2003a), Laštůvka, Laštůvka, Liška ao (1992a), Kaila, Baran & Mutanen (2015a), Parenti & Varalda (1994a), De Prins (1998a), Pröse (1995a), Wörz (1957a).

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