0594 (ABH38.022) Elachista gleichenella (=magnificella), (Fabricius, 1781)



General Information

The larvae mine an erratic meandering gallery which is expanded in the spring to form blotch.

Wingspan: 8-9mm.
Foodplant(s): Great Wood-rush (Luzula sylvatica), Hairy Wood-rush (Luzula pilosa), Star Sedge (Rhynchospora colorata), sedges (Carex spp.)
Flying: One generation, May-August


Shady woodland and banks where foodplant grows.

Regional Information

This species has been recorded in Huntingdonshire, but without locational data.

Last recorded in