Elachistidae

0623 (ABH38.018) Elachista bisulcella (=zonariella), (Duponchel, [1843])

KR01877

Bred from Dechampsia cespitosa. Northumberland 13-07-16
Bred from Dechampsia cespitosa. Northumberland 13-07-16
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Bred from Dechampsia cespitosa. Northumberland 13-07-16
 Photo © Ian Fisher
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards


General Information

Fascia white with yellow outer edge.

Larvae create a narrow blotch mine at first, becoming broader over full width of leaf.


Wingspan: 8-10mm
Foodplant(s): Tufted Hair-grass (Deschampsia cespitosa), Tall Fescue (Festuca arundinacea)
Flying: One/two overlapping generations, May-September

Habitat

Deciduous woodland and woodland edges.

Regional Information

Recorded in 5 (1.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 27 May to 26 August

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 02 August to 02 August

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