Elachista subnigrella Douglas, 1853

dark dwarf

mine

Narrow, flat, corridor descending from the leaf tip. Frass in an almost continuous line. The larva usually makes several mines. Mines pale yellow green at first, turning purple later. Pupation external.

hostplants

Poaceae, oligophagous

Avena; Avenula pubescens; Bromopsis erecta, pannonica; Calamagrostis epigeios; Dactylis glomerata; Festuca; Holcus mollis.

phenology

Larvae in April – May and in July (Bland, 1996a).

BENELUX

BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).

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

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

From Scandinavia and the Baltic States to the Pyrenees and Italy, and from Ireland to Romania (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

Larva pale yellow, head and prothoracic plate light brown (Bland, 1996a).

pupa

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

references

Baran, Mazurkiewicz & Pałka (2007a), Bidzilya, Budashkin & Zhakov (2016a), Bland (1996a), Buhr (1935a), Kuchlein & Donner, (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos, (1999a), Parenti & Varalda (1994a), Patočka (1999a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), De Prins (1998a), Robbins (1991a), Schütze (1931a), Sønderup (1949a), Sruoga & Ivinskis (2005a, 2011a), Szőcz (1981a), Wörz (1957a).

16/12/2011

mod 13.ii.2018