|0597 ~ Elachista atricomella|
Resident. Widespread and often common throughout much of the British isles.
Recorded from a few scattered sites.
Wingspan : M & F, 11-13mm.
Many species of Elachista are extremely similar, great care should be given when separating these species. It is often impossible to separate the adults of some species. In some cases differences can be seen in various life stages.
time & Voltinity
Wherever foodplant is found.
Leaf miner. Eggs laid near tip of developing leaf. Larva mines a long white gallery filled centrally with frass, it later rolls the leaf and feeds within. Pupates in concealed areas of stem bases.
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Photo by DB, 23rd July 2012, Middletown