Cosmopterigidae: Cosmopteriginae

0898 (ABH34.004) Limnaecia phragmitella, Stainton, 1851

KR03154

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 Photo © Jonathan Newman
Hemingford Grey, 26th July 2013
Hemingford Grey, 26th July 2013
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

The larvae feed inside the seedheads of bulrush over winter. They can be detected by the presence of quantities of protruding down.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.

Wingspan: 16-22mm
Foodplant(s): Reedmace (Typha latifolia), Lesser Reedmace (Typha angustifolia)
Flying: Two overlapping generations, June-August
National status: Common

Habitat

Lakes, rivers, streams, Broads and ponds.

Regional Information

Recorded in 73 (27%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 01 June to 15 October

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 23 March to 05 April