Elachista collitella (Duponchel, 1843)

pembroke dwarf

mine

Narrow, flat gallery, descending from the tip of the leaf.

hostplants

Poaceae, oligophagous

Festuca ovina, valesiaca; Poa pratensis; Rostraria cristata.

Festuca ovina is the main hostplant (Bland, 1996a).

phenology

Mining larvae from autumn till June, July of the following year.

BENELUX

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

distribution within Europe

From Germany to the Iberian Peninsula and Sicly, and from Britain to Thrace (Faauna Europaea, 2011).

larva

Body light greyish green with lateral length lines; head brown; prothoracic plate dark brown (Bland, 1996a). Prothoracic plate with two length stripes (Hering, 1957a).

references

Baldizzone (2004a), Bland (1996a), Buhr (1935b), Hering (1957a), Huemer (2012a), Parenti & Pizzolato (2015b), Parenti & Varalda (1994a), Schütze (1931a), Szőcs (1977a, 1981a), Wörz (1957a).

16/01/2017

mod 13.ii.2018