Elachistidae

0602 (ABH38.032) Elachista apicipunctella, Stainton, 1849

KR01862

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


General Information

This moth has a diagnostic white head and and extra white subapical spot on the forewing.

 

The larvae form a narrow downward mine that broadens gradually and is greenish. Larvae overwinter within the mine.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.

Wingspan: 10-11mm
Foodplant(s): Cock's-foot (Dactylis glomerata), Creeping Soft-grass (Holcus mollis), Tufted Hair-grass (Deschampsia cespitosa)
Flying: One generation, April-July

Habitat

Woodland clearings.

Regional Information

Recorded in 11 (4.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2018

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

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