Elachistidae

0610 (ABH38.004) Elachista argentella, (Clerck, 1759)

KR01863

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards


General Information

This is a small, all-white species. 

The larvae produce a white narrow mine from the leaf tip down. The mine fills the leaf width.


Wingspan: 11-12 mm
Foodplant(s): grasses
Flying: One generation, May-August

Habitat

Wide range of grassland habitats including salt-marshes.

Regional Information

Recorded in 37 (13.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 06 May to 15 August

Similar Species
East Chevington
East Chevington
 Photo © Ian Fisher