Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Helcystogramma lutatella

Helcystogramma lutatella (Herrich-Schäffer, 1854)

clay crest

on grasses

parasite

Larvae in grass leaves that are spirally bound together with spinning. Here also they hibernate and pupate.

host plants

Poaceae, oligophagous

Brachypodium sylvaticum; Calamagrostis epigeios; Dactylis glomerata; Elytrigia repens; Phragmites australis.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva

Pictures on Lepiforum.

pupa

See Patočka & Turčáni.

synonyms

Brachmia lutatella.

references

Bella & Karsholt (2015a), Biesenbaum (2011a), Huisman, Koster, van Nieukerken & Ulenberg (2001a), Klimesch (1950c, 19889a), Lepiforum (2019), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Requena (2009a), Schütze (1931a).

Last modified 28.i.2020