Seq # 270210060

Elachista apicipunctella Stainton, 1849 Species

Last modified: April 23, 2019, 12:44 p.m.


A not so common and local species occuring in many places in Belgium.


Details

Classification
Family: Elachistidae > Subfamily: Elachistinae > Genus: Elachista > Species: Elachista apicipunctella
Vernacular names
Zilverpuntgrasmineermot (NL)
First mention in Belgium
De Fré Ch. 1858. Catalogue des Microlépidoptères de la Belgique. — Annales de la Société entomologique belge 2: 45–162. On page 151.
Status

Native


Distribution


Imago

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


Mine

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Flight periods

The adults fly in a single generation: onwards from mid April towards June. They come to light.


Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Dactylis, Festuca and Holcus

The larva feeds on various Gramineae, forming a mine in the top of the blade. Hibernates in the centre of the mine as a larva.

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