0627 (ABH38.043) Elachista scirpi (=Biselachista), Stainton, 1887



General Information

The adults can be seen flying around the foodplant at sunset.

The larvae create a short, broad green or white mine.

Wingspan: 10-12mm
Foodplant(s): Sea Club-rush (Bolboschoenus maritimus), Saltmarsh Rush (Juncus gerardii), Round-fruited Rush (Juncus compressus)
Flying: Two overlapping generations, June-August


Salt-marshes and brackish dykes around the coast.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Huntingdonshire.

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 Photo © Ian Fisher