Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Elachista hedemanni

Elachista hedemanni Rebel, 1899

Lepidoptera, Elachistidae


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


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.


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


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).


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).


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).


Last modified 18.vii.2017