Elachista unifasciella

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Elachista unifasciella
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Elachista unifasciella
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E. unifasciella
Binomial name
Elachista unifasciella
(Haworth, 1828)
Synonyms
  • Tinea unifasciella Haworth, 1828

Elachista unifasciella is a moth of the family Elachistidae. It is found from Sweden to the Pyrenees, Italy and Greece and from Great Britain to Russia and Turkey.[1]

The wingspan is 9–10 millimetres (0.35–0.39 in).[2] Adults are on wing from June to July in one generation per year.[3]

The larvae feed on Avenula pubescens, Brachypodium sylvaticum, Dactylis glomerata, Holcus mollis and Milium effusum. They mine the leaves of their host plant. First, they create a long, somewhat blistered, slightly transparent corridor. Later, they mine the basal leaves lying on the ground.[4] They are light yellow with a light brown head. Larvae can be found from autumn to the end of May.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tentative Checklist of the Turkish Lepidoptera
  2. ^ Hants Moths
  3. ^ Lepiforum.de
  4. ^ "Elachista unifasciella (Haworth, 1828)". Bladmineerders.nl. Retrieved September 8, 2011.