Elachista distigmatella Frey, 1859

Lepidoptera, Elachistidae

mine

The mine descends from just below the leaf-tip. Frass irregularly scattered; the lowest 1/3 to 1/4 of the mine is free from frass.

hostplants

Poaceae, monophagous

Festuca lemani, ?ovina, stricta subsp. trachyphylla.

phenology

univoltine.

BENELUX

Not known from the Benelux countries,

larva

Body dull greenish white; head laterally white, frontal triangle darker. Pronotum with a pair of dark slerites, separated by a a white central area. The sclerites are either parallel or convex; their rear ends are curved outwards.

pupa

See Martini (1902a).

distribution within Europe

Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Lithuania, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland.

synonyms

Elachista variabilis Martini, 1902.

references

Hering (1957a), Kaila, Baran & Mutanen (2015a), Martini (1902).

03/06/2015

mod 28.vi.2017