Monochroa moyses Uffen, 1991

coast neb

mine

Full depth gallery, up to 10 cm long, not in a particular section of the blade, usually ascending towards the leaf tip. The width at first is less than one mm, in the end it is up to 25 mm. The mine begins at a lower-surface hole, where the larva has penetrated the leaf. The mine is left before the hibernation, and this too is by way of a lower-surface opening. All frass is ejected; to this end the larva leaves the mine through its entrance, where it has spun a safety net, in which same frass grains will be trapped.

host plants

Cyperaceae, ? oligophagous

Bolboschoenus maritimus.

Perhaps also Sirpus sylvaticus.

phenology

Larvae in July, August (Uffen, 1991a), mid-August till mid- or late-September (Bland ao, 2002a).

BENELUX

BE recorded (Phegea, 2010).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a; Microlepidoptera.nl, 2010).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

Britain, Benelux, Portugal (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

larva

Body, including prothoracic and anal plates and feet, pinkish white; head light brown (Bland ao, 2002a).

references

Bland, Corley, Emmet ao (2002a), Huisman & Koster (2000a), Huisman, Koster, van Nieukerken & Ellis (2009a), Huisman, Koster, Nieukerken & Ulenberg (2003a), Jansen (2005a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Stark & Buchner (2016a), Uffen (1991a).

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