Elachista vonschantzi Svensson, 1976

Lepidoptera, Elachistidae

mine

Descending form the leaf tip, occupying the entire width of the leaf, 5-10 cm long. Pupation external.

hostplants

Poaceae, narrowly monophagous

Calamagrostis neglecta.

phenology

Occupied and vacated mines were found in mid-June; the larvae by then were full grown.

distribution within Europe

Coastal areas if the Botnic Gulf, very close to the sea.

pupa

Dark purple with conspicuous, light longitudinal ridges; attached to the plant by a single girdle.

references

Mutanen (2003a), Parenti & Varalda (1994a), Svensson (1976a), Traugott-Olsen & Nielsen (1977a).

11/02/2017

mod 28.vi.2017