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0599 ~ Elachista alpinella
UK Status

Resident. Fairly common. Found in marshes and wet meadows throughout much of Britain.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded at Lake Vyrnwy in 2000.

Wingspan :   M & F, 9-13mm.

Confusion species


E. atricomella, E. kilmunella and E. humilis
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine.)


Habitat

Damp and wet meadows.

Foodplant

Sedge sp.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid near tip of leaf. Larva forms long mines along the midrib from the tip. Pupates anchored to a leaf stem without a cocoon.
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