Elachista pullicomella Zeller, 1839

mine

Translucent, whitish mine that often takes the entire width of the blade. Mine in the topmost section of the leaf, starting at the tip. Frass concentrated in the oldest, highest, part of the mine.

hostplants

Poaceae, broadly oligophagous

Arrhenatherum; Avena; Calamagrostis epigeios; Dactylis glomerata; Deschampsia cespitosa, flexuosa; Elytrigia repens; Festuca ovina, rubra, stricta subsp. trachyphylla; Helictochloa pratensis; Holcus lanatus; Ochlopoa annua; Phleum; Poa pratensis; Rostraria cristata; Trisetum flavescens.

phenology

Larvae in April – May and June – July (Traugott-Olsen & Nielsen, 1977a).

BENELUX

recorded (Phegea, 2009).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a; Microlepidoptera.nl, 2009).

LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

Europe, with exception of the British Isles, the Iberian and Balkan Peninsula, and the Mediterranean Islands (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

grey green; head light brown; pronotum with two parallel length lines, widened a bit backwards, and separated by a narrow unpigmented line (Steuer, 1987a).

references

Baldizzone (2008a), Baran, Mazurkiewicz & Pałka (2007a), Bidzilya, Budashkin & Zhakov (2016a), Buhr (1935b), Diškus & Stonis (2012a), Kaila, Nupponen, Junnilainen, Nupponen, Kaitila & Olschwang (2003a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a). Leutsch (2011a), Parenti & Varalda (1994a), De Prins (1998a), Schütze (1931a), Sønderup (1949a), Sruoga & Ivinskis (2005a, 2011a), Steuer (1987a), Szőcs (1977a), Traugott-Olsen & Nielsen 1977a), Wörz (1957a).

11/02/2017

mod 23.xi.2017