Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Elachista geminatella

Elachista geminatella (Herrich-Schäffer, 1855)

norfolk wood-rush dwarf

Elachista geminatella: mine on Luzula sylvatica

Luzula sylvatica, Belgium, prov. Liège, Bas-Oha; © Jean-Yves Baugnée, imago det. Jukka Tabell

Elachista geminatella: habitat

habitat

mine

Mine a bit inflated and puckered, somewhat like a tentiform mine.

host plants

Juncaceae, monophagous

Luzula campestris, multiflora, sylvatica.

phenology

Larvae from autumn till spring.

BENELUX

BE recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

NE recorded (Microlepidoptera.nl, 2009).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

From Sweden to Spain, and from Britain to the Baltic States and Austria (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

synonyms

Until the revision by Kaila ao (2001a) of the complex of species around E. regificella, geminatella was generally considered a synonym of regificella. The description of “regificella” by Steuer (1980a) actually refers to geminatella (Parenti, 2005a).

references

Baldizzone (2004a), Beiger (1960a, 1965a, 1970a), Bidzilya, Budashkin & Zhakov (2016a), Heckford (2008a), Huisman, Koster, van Nieukerken & Ellis (2007a), Kaila, Bengtsson, Šulcs & Junnilainen (2001a), Kaila & Langmaid (2005a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Parenti (2005a), De Prins (2010a), De Prins & Steeman (2013a), Sruoga & Ivinskis (2005a), Steuer (1980a).

Last modified 7.ii.2021