Elachistidae

0620 (ABH38.015) Elachista gangabella, Zeller, 1850

KR01921

 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards


General Information

The lack of yellow cilia at the apex of the forewing diagnostic.

Larvae create a long, slender, irregular gallery mine.


Wingspan: 9-10mm
Foodplant(s): Cock's-foot (Dactylis glomerata), False Brome (Brachypodium sylvaticum)
Flying: One generation, May-June

Regional Information

Recorded in 3 (1.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 2015

Recorded date range (Adult): 21 June to 30 June

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 25 October to 25 October

Similar Species
Bred from Dechampsia cespitosa. Northumberland 13-07-16
Bred from Dechampsia cespitosa. Northumberland 13-07-16
 Photo © Ian Fisher