Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Elachista tetragonella

Elachista tetragonella (Herrich-Schäffer, 1855)

mine

White, not much inflated, elongate mine in the top region of the leaf; the mine almost always runs upwards. Frass irregularly scattered. Pupation external.

host plants

Cyperaceae, narrowly monophagous

Carex montana.

phenology

Larvae in April – end May (Traugott-Olsen & Nielsen (1977a).

BENELUX

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

distribution within Europe

From Fennoscandia to Spain and Italy, and from France to Bulgaria (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

larva

Described by Schütze (1931a) and Steuer (1978a). Dirty yellow, with a pair of grey dorsal lenght lines; head and pronotum yellowish.

pupa

Described by Patočka (1999a), Patočka & Turčáni (2006a).

references

Arbeitsgemeinschaft Microlepidoptera Bayern (2011a), Bidzilya, Budashkin & Zhakov (2016a), Buschmann, Fazekas & Pastorális (2011a), Hering (1957a), Huemer (1986b), Kaila, Nupponen, Junnilainen ao (2003a), Liška ao (2000a), Parenti & Varalda (1994a), Patočka (1999a), Patočka & Turčáni (2006a), Schütze (1931a), Steuer (1978a), Szőcs (1977a), Traugott-Olsen & Nielsen (1977a), Wörz (1957a).

Last modified 24.i.2020