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38.038 ~ 0608 ~ Elachista rufocinerea
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

A single old record taken at Berriew in 1977.

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)


Grassland, bogs and heaths.



Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on the leaf. Larva forms broad, flat transparent mine. Pupates without a cocoon under a slight web on a leaf or stem.
Montgomeryshire photos