Elachistidae

0599 (ABH38.028) Elachista alpinella, Stainton, 1854

KR01857

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


General Information

Variable species with dark head and incomplete fascia. Female seldom seen.

Larvae create a long slender downward gallery mine from the leaf tip, up to 60cm long.


Wingspan: 9-13mm.
Foodplant(s): sedges (Carex spp.), Greater Pond-sedge (Carex riparia), Lesser Pond-sedge (Carex acutiformis)
Flying: One generation, June-September

Regional Information

Recorded in 7 (2.6%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2015

Recorded date range (Adult): 16 May to 29 August

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