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38.026 ~ 0598 ~ Elachista kilmunella
UK Status

Resident. A widespread and fairly common species found in Wales, the north of England and Scotland.

Montgomeryshire Status

This species was first recorded in 2013 on the Berwyns in the north of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F 9-11mm.

Confusion species

Many species of Elachista are extremely similar, great care should be given when separating these species.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Boggy areas, acid heathland and grassland.



Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva mines the leaf. The pupa is yellowish brown.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by ANG, 20th July 2013, Berwyns