Elachista dispunctella Dupunchel (1843)

white dwarf

mine

The mine begins as a fine, white gallery close to the base of the leaf. The gallery ascends to some distance under the tip of the leaf, and finally is as broad as the blade. The mine then is semi-transparent and yellowish white, with the frass packed in its basal part. The larva mines one single leaf.

host plants

Poaceae, monophagous

Festuca ovina, rubra.

phenology

Larvae in July and September-November (Heckford, 2010a).

BENELUX

BE recorded (Phegea, 2010).

NE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

From the British Isles and Germany to the Pyrenees and the Ukraine (Kaila, 2015a).

larva

Body pale grey, head semi-transparent, reddish brown. See Heckford (2010b) for a description and colour.

pupa

Heckford (2010b).

synonyms

Elachista cahorsensis Traugott-Olsen, 1992; hallini Traugott-Olsen, 1992; imbi Traugott-Olsen, 1992; intrigella Traugott-Olsen, 1992; karsholti Traugott-Olsen, 1992; mannella Traugott-Olsen, 1992; multipunctella Traugott-Olsen, 1992; nielspederi Traugott-Olsen, 1992; pocopunctella Traugott-Olsen, 1992; povolnyi Traugott-Olsen, 1992; punctella Traugott-Olsen, 1992; skulei Traugott-Olsen, 1992.

notes

Species of coastal regions: calcareous grasslands, but also maritime heaths and coastal cliffs (Heckford, 2010b).

references

Baldizzone & scalercio (2018a), Baran (2005a), Bidzilya, Budashkin & Zhakov (2016a), Bland (1996a), Buszko (1990a), Heckford (2010b), Hering (1957a), Kaila (2015a), Klimesch (1942a), Liška ao (2000a), Parenti & Varalda (1994a), De Prins (1998a), Pröse (1995a), Schütze (1931a), Sruoga & Ivinskis (2005a), Svensson (1966a), Szőcs (1977a), Traugott-Olsen (1992a), Traugott-Olsen & Nielsen (1977a), Wörz (1957a).

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