Elachistidae

0593 (ABH38.019) Elachista regificella, Sircom, 1849

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Bred from host plant, Northumberland 02-07-16
Bred from host plant, Northumberland 02-07-16
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Bred from host plant, Northumberland 02-07-16
 Photo © Ian Fisher
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards


General Information

Now split into three species; E. regificella (593), E. geminatella (593a) and E. tengstromi (593b). Great Woodrush recorded as foodplant for E. regificella and E. geminatella. Hairy Woodrush only known host plant for E. tengstromi.

E. regificella only occurs in SW England from Cornwall to Devon, Gloucs and Wiltshire.


Wingspan: 8-9mm.
Foodplant(s): Great Wood-rush (Luzula sylvatica)
Flying: One generation, July
National status: Nationally Scarce B

Regional Information

Recorded in 1 (0.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 2006

Recorded date range (Adult): 16 June to 16 June

Similar Species

Nationally Scarce B