Elachistidae

0631 (ABH38.047) Elachista freyerella (=Cosmiotes), (Hübner, [1825])

KR01830

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 adults are dark with distinct whiter fasciae although some moths have rather less contrasting markings.


Wingspan: 7-8mm
Foodplant(s): meadow-grasses (Poa spp.), Cock's-foot (Dactylis glomerata), grasses
Flying: Two generations, April-June and July-September

Habitat

Damp meadows and woodland rides.

Regional Information

Recorded in 24 (8.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 21 April to 05 October