Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Elachista rufocinerea

Elachista rufocinerea (Haworth, 1828)

red-brindled dwarf

mine

Flat, translucent mine that can either run or down; the width may vary too, can be as wide as the blade. Frass few, grey, dispersed. THe larva uses to make several mines.

host plants

Poaceae, oligophagous

Arrhenarherum elatius; Holcus mollis; Schedonorus arundinaceus.

Traugott-Olsen & Nielsen (1977a) mention only Holcus mollis.

phenology

Larvae in early spring (Bland, 1996a).

BENELUX

<>BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a; Microlepidoptera.nl, 2009).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

From Denmark to the Pyrenees, Italy, and Greece, and from Ireland to Romania (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

Dirty yellow, grey green above; head brown; prothoracic plate brown with a narrow split (Bland, 1996a). Hering (1957a) writes that the larve has a row of dark ventral spots!

references

Bidzilya, Budashkin & Zhakov (2016a), Bland (1996a), Hering (1957a), Huisman, Koster, van Nieukerken & Ellis (2007a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Parenti & Varalda (1994a), De Prins (1998a), Robbins (1991a), Schütze (1931a), Szőcs (1977a), Traugott-Olsen & Nielsen (1977a).

Last modified 7.ii.2021