Elachista cinereopunctella (Haworth, 1828)

grey-spotted dwarf

mine

Mine generally descending from the leaf tip. The mine may occupy the space between leaf margin and midrib, but may also occupy the entire width of the leaf. Most frass accumulated in the oldest part of the mine. Pupation external; the pupa is attached to the leaf without a cocoon.

hostplants

Cyperaceae, Poaceae; narrowly polyphagous

Carex digitata, ericetorum, flacca, humilis, ornithopoda, pilosa; Deschampsia cespitosa; Melica; Sesleria caerulea.

Possibly also Carex sempervirens.

phenology

Larvae from late summer to next spring; hibernation in the mine (Bland, 1996a; Traugott-Olsen & Nielsen, 1977a).

BENELUX

BE recorded (Phegea, 2010).

NE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

From Scandinavia and North Russia to the Iberian Peninsula and Italy, and from Ireland to Poland (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

larva

Described by Schütze (1931a) and Steuer (1978a). Head and prothoracic shield dark brown. Body yellowish white, with a pair of orange red latero-dorsal length lines; ventrally another such line, medially.

pupa

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

synonyms

Biselachista cinereopunctella.

references

Baran (2005a), Baran, Mazurkiewicz & Pałka (2007a), Bidzilya, Budashkin & Zhakov (2016a), Bland (1996a), Buszko (1990a), Buszko & Baraniak (1989b), Corley, Marabuto & Pires (2007a), Ford (1943a), Hering (1957a), Parenti & Pizzolato (2015a), Parenti & Varalda (1994a), Patočka (1999a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), De Prins (1998a), Robbins (1991a), Schütze (1931a), Sønderup (1949a), Sruoga & Ivinskis (2005a), Starý (1930a), Steuer (1978a), Traugott-Olsen & Nielsen (1977a), Wörz (1957a).

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