Seq # 270210170

Elachista cinereopunctella (Haworth, 1828) Species

Last modified: March 14, 2021, 2:04 p.m.


A very rare species in Belgium, hitherto only known from NA. Only a few specimens are known.


Details

Classification
Family: Elachistidae > Subfamily: Elachistinae > Genus: Elachista > Species: Elachista cinereopunctella
Vernacular names
Grijze zeggemineermot (NL)
First mention in Belgium
Fologne E. 1860. Lépidoptères et chenilles observés en Belgique. — Annales de la Société entomologique belge 4: 108–112. On page 109.
Status

Native


Distribution


Caterpillar

The larvae are very distinctive, with two rows of red dorsolateral red spots. The colouration can be seen whilst it is within the leaf-mine.

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Mine

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Bionomics

The larvae mine various grasses.

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Flight periods

Mostly in May.


Observed on

Host plant (species):
Carex flacca

They are to be find on Carex ssp.

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