Elachista hedemanni Rebel, 1899

Lepidoptera, Elachistidae

mine

Inconspicuous, in the older leaves, starting at the base of the blade of a previous’ year leaf.

hostplants

Cyperaceae, Poaceae; narrowly polyphagous

Carex humilis; Holcus mollis; Stipa pennata.

Hering (1957a) states that C. humilis is the only hostplant; however, Parenti & Varalda (1994a) mention all three species; Kaila (2012a) mentions only the two grasses.

phenology

Larvae from July till April (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

From Germany to Spain and Romania; also in the Ukraine and Central Russia (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

larva

Dirty yellow; head honey-yellow, somewhat lighter anteriorly; pronotum with a light honey-yellow, horse-shoe shaped mark; prosternum with a honey-yellow double line (Krone, 1904a; Schütze, 1931a).

references

Bidzilya, Budashkin & Zhakov (2016a), Hering (1957a), Kaila (2012a), Kaila, Nupponen, Junnilainen, Nupponen, Kaitila & Olschwang (2003a), Krone (1904a), Michalska (1970a), Nel (2003b), Parenti & Domínguez (1995a), Parenti & Varalda (1994a), Petry (1923a), Schütze (1931a), Szőcs (1977a).

19/01/2017

mod 18.vii.2017