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0602 ~ Elachista apicipunctella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout the British Isles, except for the south-west of England.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from a single site in the west of the county, Commins Coch.

Wingspan :   M & F, 10-11mm.

Confusion species


It is often impossible to separate the adults of some species. In some cases differences can be seen in various life stages.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine+)


Habitat

Woodland clearings and edges.

Foodplant

Grasses.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on the tip of leaf blade. Larva forms a mine which broadens gradually. Pupates without a cocoon in a slight web in any concealed place.
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