Elachistidae

0597 (ABH38.025) Elachista atricomella, Stainton, 1849

KR01865

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

The larvae produce a long narrow white gallery mine.


Wingspan: 11-13mm.
Foodplant(s): Cock's-foot (Dactylis glomerata)
Flying: One/two overlapping generations, May-September

Habitat

Roadsides, woodland edges and waste ground where foodplant grows.

Regional Information

Recorded in 5 (1.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 21 May to 29 September

Similar Species