Orthotelia sparganella (Thunberg, 1788)

reed fanner

Orthotelia sparganella, mine on Typha latifolia

Typha latifolia, Belgium, prov. Hainaut, Labuissière; © Jean-Yves Baugnée

Orthotelia sparganella, mine on Typha latifolia

same mine, lighted from behind

mine

Narrow gallery in a young leaf. After having mined for some time the larva becomes a borer in the stem or rhizome.

hostplants

Polyphagous on helophytes.

Iris pseudacorus; Glyceria maxima; Schoenoplectus lacustris; Sparganium; Typha.

Sparganium is the main hostplant.

phenology

Larvae in May – June (Agassiz, 1996a).

BENELUX

BE recorded (Phegea, 2010).

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

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

Probably almost all Europe but missing in the Mediterranean Islands (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

larva

pupa

See Kyrki & Itämies (1986a), Patočka (1997a), and Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).

synonyms

Orthotaelia sparganella.

references

Agassiz (1996a), Bengtsson & Johansson (2011a), Corley (2005a), Ernst (2009a), Grabe (1955a), Hering (1957a), Kyrki & Itämies (1986a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Patočka (1997a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), De Prins (1998a), De Prins & Steeman (2013a), Robbins (1991a), Schütze (1931a), Szőcs (1977a).

18/02/2017

mod 16.ii.2018