Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Elachista nolckeni

Elachista nolckeni Šulcs, 1992


The mine begins as a narrow gallery that ascends from the base of the leaf to almost the tip, then descends, forming a pale green inflated blotch of 4.5-6 mm length. At least in captivity the larvae sometimes moved to another leaf. Pupation in the ground.

host plants

Poaceae, monophagous

Phleum phleoides.


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

distribution within Europe

From Estonia to the Pyrenees and Italy, and from France to Poland and Slovakia (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

larva, pupa

Body pale yellowish green to olive green, head yellowish brown. The chaetotaxy of the larva, and the pupa, are extensively described y Baran (2002c).


Baran (2002c), Baran, Mazurkiewicz & Pałka (2007a), Bidzilya, Budashkin & Zhakov (2016a), Kaila, Nupponen, Junnilainen, ao (2003a), Sruoga & Ivinskis (2005a), Tokár, Richter, Richter, ao (2010a).

Last modified 10.iii.2021