Elachistidae

0631 (ABH38.047) Elachista freyerella (=Cosmiotes), (Hübner, [1825])

KR01830

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


General Information

The adults are dark with distinct whiter fasciae although some moths have rather less contrasting markings.


Wingspan: 7-8mm
Foodplant(s): meadow-grasses (Poa spp.), Cock's-foot (Dactylis glomerata), grasses
Flying: Two generations, April-June and July-September

Habitat

Damp meadows and woodland rides.

Regional Information

Recorded in 25 (9.3%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2020

Recorded date range (Adult): 23 March to 05 October