Seq # 270210250

Elachista gleichenella (Fabricius, 1781) Species

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


A very rare species in Belgium, seldom recorded.


Details

Classification
Family: Elachistidae > Subfamily: Elachistinae > Genus: Elachista > Species: Elachista gleichenella
Vernacular names
Zeggemineermot (NL)
Synonyms
Elachista magnificella (Duponchel, 1843) and Elachista fractella (Herrich-Schäffer, 1855)
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


Caterpillar


Mine


Flight periods

The adults fly in one generation a year; from late May towards early August. They come to light.


Observed on

Host plant (species):
Carex flacca, Carex echinata and Carex paniculata
Host plant (genera):
Carex

The larva lives on different species of Luzula and Carex. It makes a erratic meandering gallery and during the following spring it expandes and becomes an irregular elongate blotch, it often occupies the full width of the leaf. It pupates in a loose cocoon external.

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