Ephysteris promptella (Staudinger, 1859)
According to Huemer & Karsholt (2010a) and various sources on the internet the species is a shoot borer. However, Klimesch (1984a), on the authority of Povolný, calls the species a grass miner.
distribution within Europe
Pantropic species; in the entire southern half of Europe, including Madeira, the Canary Islands and the Mediterranean islands (Fauna Europaea, 2011).
A pest on sugarcane (“ratoon shoot borer”).
Huemer & Karsholt (2010a), Klimesch (1984a).