Elachista baltica E Hering, 1891

Lepidoptera, Elachistidae

hostplants

Poaceae, oligophagous

Festuca, Koeleria.

phenology

Mining larva in August (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2011).

distribution within Europe

Finland, Germany (Fauna Europaea, 2011).

larva

Dirty lemon-yellow; head black, pronotum with a horse-shoe shaped spot. Pupa attached to the plant by some long silken strands at the fore and rear end, reminding of a Lyonetia.

synonyms

Traugott-Olsen & Schmidt Nielsen (1977a) consider baltica a junior synonym of freyerella; however, for the Fauna Europaea (2011) it is a separate species.

references

Hering (1957a), S√łnderup (1949a), Traugott-Olsen & Schmidt Nielsen (1977a).

05/12/2011

mod 18.vii.2017