Elachista ornithopodella Frey, 1859

Lepidoptera, Elachistidae

mine

Oviposion in autumn at the upperside of the leaf, 3-4 cm below the tip. The early mine follows the leaf margin up to the tip. After hibernation the mine descends; the final mine is white, flat, and its last part is as wide as the entire leaf. Pupation external.

hostplants

Cyperaceae, narrowly monophagous

Carex digitata, montana, ornithopoda, sempervirens.

phenology

Larvae from autumn till early June.

BENELUX

Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

From Finland to N Italy, and from Germany to Romania (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

larva

Described by Steuer (1987a). Yellowish, head brown; full grown larvae with a pair of wide, red, dorso-lateral length lines. The dorsal prothoracic sclerites are relatively weakly developed.

pupa

Described by Patočka (1999a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).

references

Hering (1957a), Parenti & Pizzolato (2015a), Parenti & Varalda (1994a), Patočka (1999a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Siloaho, Saarela & Sippola (2008a), Steuer (1987a), Traugott-Olsen & Nielsen (1977a).

12/01/2017

mod 28.vi.2017