Elachistidae

0630 (ABH38.046) Elachista albidella (=Biselachista), Nylander, [1848]

KR01855

Machrins, Colonsay, Argyll 11-06-14
Machrins, Colonsay, Argyll 11-06-14
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Machrins, Colonsay, Argyll 11-06-14
 Photo © Ian Fisher
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards


General Information

This moth has a whiter forewing than the similar species.

 

The larvae produce a gallery mine down the leaf.


Wingspan: 9-10mm.
Foodplant(s): Common Cottongrass (Eriophorum angustifolium), sedges (Carex spp.)
Flying: Two overlapping generations, June-August

Habitat

Wet bogs and acid heaths.

Regional Information

Recorded in 2 (0.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2010

Recorded date range (Adult): 13 July to 11 August

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