Elachistidae

0601 (ABH38.030) Elachista albifrontella, (Hübner, [1817])

KR01856

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


General Information

This moth has a diagnostic clear white head and neck-tufts.

 

The larvae mines from the grass tip downwards, producing a whitish blotch with characteristic narrow streaks of frass.


Wingspan: 8-9mm
Foodplant(s): Cock's-foot (Dactylis glomerata), Yorkshire-fog (Holcus lanatus), Creeping Soft-grass (Holcus mollis), Tufted Hair-grass (Deschampsia cespitosa)
Flying: One generation, June-July

Habitat

Grassland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 4 (1.5%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in May 2017

Recorded date range (Adult): 03 May to 29 July

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 Photo © David Griffiths