Elachistidae

0596 (ABH38.024) Elachista poae, Stainton, 1855

KR01995

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


General Information

Characteristic sharply angled median fascia edged with dark ground colour.

Larvae create a narrow mine downwards until reaching water surface, when either returns upward or changes leaf.


Wingspan: 9-12mm
Foodplant(s): Reed Sweet-grass (Glyceria maxima)
Flying: Two generations, May-June and August

Habitat

borders of ponds, lakes and slow moving streams where foodplant grows in standing water.

Regional Information

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

Last recorded in July 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 15 June to 25 July

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 Photo © David Griffiths