Elachista subocellea (Stephens, 1834)

brown-barred dwarf

mine

At first a narrow ascending corridor. The direction reverses and the mine develops into a broad, greenish, inconspicuous blotch, reminding of a tentiform mine, 5-8 cm long. Pupation external.

hostplants

Poaceae, oligophagous

Brachypodium pinnatum, sylvaticum; Holcus lanatus; Phleum phleoides.

Schütze (1931a) also mentions Festuca as a hostplant, but this is not confirmed by later authors.

phenology

Larvae in end-April – early June (Bland, 1996a).

BENELUX

BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).

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

LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

From Fennoscandia to the Iberian Peninsula, Italy, and Romania, and from Ireland to Poland (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

Dull green, head and prothoracic shield light brown. Prothoracic shield divided in two narrow elongate, distally enlarged, slerites (Traugott-Olsen & Nielsen, 1977a; Bland, 1996a).

synonyms

Elachista disertella (Herrich-Schäffer, 1855).

references

Baldizzone (2004a), Baran, Mazurkiewicz & Pałka (2007a), Bidzilya, Budashkin & Zhakov (2016a), Bland (1996a), Buszko (1990a), Hering (1957a), Huisman & Koster (1994a), Kaila, Nupponen, Junnilainen, Nupponen, Kaitila & Olschwang (2003a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Martini (1912c), Parenti & Domínguez (1995a). Parenti & Pizzolato (2015b), Parenti & Varalda (1994a), De Prins (1998a), Robbins (1991a), Sruoga & Ivinskis (2005a), Schütze (1931a), Szőcs (1977a, 1981a), Traugott-Olsen & Nielsen (1977a), Wörz (1957a).

16/01/2017

mod 13.ii.2018