Elachistidae

0603 (ABH38.033) Elachista subnigrella, Douglas, 1853

KR02021

 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards

General Information

Larvae form a narrow gallery mine, which turns from yellow to purple.


Wingspan: 7-8mm.
Foodplant(s): Upright Brome (Bromopsis erecta), Downy Oat-grass (Helictotrichon pubescens), wild-oats (Avena spp.), Cock's-foot (Dactylis glomerata), grasses
Flying: Two generations, May-June and August

Habitat

Dry, Open grassland.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Huntingdonshire.

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 Photo © David Griffiths