Elachista sicula Parenti, 1978

Lepidoptera, Elachistidae

mine

The mine starts at an oval egg shell, with a number of strong longitudinal ridges. Uo to five eggs together, leading to a collective mine that takes almost the enitre width of the leaf. Older larvae regularly change leaves. Pupation external.

hostplants

Poaceae, oligophagous

Briza maxima; Bromopsis erecta; Lagurus ovatus.

distribution within Europe

Sicily.

larva

The full grown larva is yellowish green, 4-5 mm long. The characteristic sclerites of pronotum, prosternum and anal plate are depicted by Parenti & Varalda (1991a).

pupa

Depicted by Parenti & Varalda (1991a).

references

Parenti & Varalda (1991a, 1994a, 1978a).

11/02/2017

mod 28.vi.2017