Elachista stabilella

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Elachista stabilella is a moth of the family Elachistidae found in Asia and Europe.

Description

The wingspan is 7–8 millimetres (0.28–0.31 in). Adults are on wing from April to May and again from June to July.[1]

The larvae feed on bent (Agrostis species), common wild oat (Avena fatua), tor-gras (Brachypodium pinnatum), false-brome (Brachypodium sylvaticum), reedgrass (Calamagrostis species), tufted hairgrass (Deschampsia cespitosa), tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea), wood millet (Milium effusum) and Poa badensis. They mine the leaves of their host plant. The mine has the form of a long narrow yellowish corridor, descending from the leaf tip to the base. Three to four larvae can be found on a single leaf and several larvae may be found in a single mine. Pupation takes place outside of the mine.[2] They are yellowish with a pale brown head. Larvae can be found from February to the end of May and again from June to July.[3]

Distribution

It is found from Scandinavia to Switzerland and from Great Britain to Romania. It is also present on the Iberian Peninsula and Russia (Transbaikalia and western Siberia).[4]

References

  1. ^ "Microlepidoptera.nl". Archived from the original on 2011-05-01. Retrieved 2011-09-08.
  2. ^ "Elachista stabilella Stainton, 1858". Bladmineerders.nl. Archived from the original on September 26, 2012. Retrieved September 8, 2011.
  3. ^ Ellis, W N. "Elachista stabilella Stainton, 1858 southern dwarf". Plant Parasites of Europe. Retrieved 11 April 2020.
  4. ^ "A contribution to the knowledge of the Lepidoptera fauna of the Ukok plateau in south-eastern Altai, Russia" (PDF). Entomofauna. Ansfelden, Austria: Landesmuseum.

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Elachista stabilella: Brief Summary

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Elachista stabilella is a moth of the family Elachistidae found in Asia and Europe.

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