Ochsenheimeria urella Fischer von Röslerstamm, 1842

variable stem-moth

mine

Not known. Probably the larva mines for a few days only, and afterwards lives as a stem borer.

hostplants

Poaceae, oligophagous

Agropyron; Bromus; Hordeum vulgare; Melica; Secale cereale; Triticum aestivum.

Probably on more grasses than mentioned here.

phenology

Larvae in April – May (Emmet, 1985b).

BENELUX

BE recorded before 1980 (Phegea, 2011).

NE extinct; Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a) announce the publication of a recent observation, but that has never materialised.

(Fauna Europaea, 2011).

distribution within Europe

From Fennoscandia and Northern Russia to the Pyrenees, Italy and Romania, and from Ireland to Central Russua (Fauna Europaea, 2011).

larva

Not described; but see the larval character in the discussion of the subfamily.

synonyms

Ochsenheimeria bisontella Lienig & Zeller, 1846.

references

Bengtsson & Johansson (2011a), Davis (1975a), Emmet (1985b), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Robbins (1991a).

17/12/2011

mod 16.ii.2018