Elachista littoricola Le Marchand, 1938
The mine starts at an oval egg shell, that has several strong longitudinal ridges, at the upperside of the leaf near the base of the lamina. From here ascends a gradually widening, slightly inflated gallery. Pupation external.
In Italy bivoltine.
Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2012).
distribution within Europe
From Finland to Italy, and from Britain to Czechia; also in Eastern Russia (Fauna Europaea, 2012).
The mature larva is 5-6 mm long and uniformly bone-coloured. The characteristic sclerites of pronotum, prosternum and anal plate are depicted by Parenti & Varalda (1991a).
Depicted by Parenti & Varalda 1(991a).
Biesenbaum (1999a), Bidzilya, Budashkin & Zhakov (2016a), Bland (1996a), Kaila, Nupponen, Junnilainen, Nupponen, Kaitila & Olschwang (2003a), Parenti & Varalda 1(991a, 1994a), Sruoga & Ivinskis (2005a, 2011a), Šulcs (1996a).