Elachistidae

0609 (ABH38.039) Elachista maculicerusella (=monosemiella), (Bruand, 1859)

KR01974

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

This moth can have quite variable markings.

The larvae create a white/green blotch mine down from the leaf tip. The pupa is anchored externally on the foodplant by a silken girdle.


Wingspan: 10-12 mm
Foodplant(s): Reed Canary-grass (Phalaris arundinacea), Common Reed (Phragmites australis), grasses
Flying: Two generations, May and August

Habitat

Damp habitats such as river and canal banks and marshes.

Regional Information

Recorded in 49 (18.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in September 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 24 April to 20 September

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 24 October to 24 October