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38.004 ~ 0610 ~ Elachista argentella ~ Swan-feather Dwarf
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from a handful of county sites.

Wingspan :   M & F, 11-12mm.

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)





Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on the leaf. Larva forms broad, flat transparent mine, taking up the whole width of the leaf. Pupates without a cocoon attached to a grass stem.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 18th June 2012, Middletown

Photo by MDH, 2nd June 2011, Llanfyllin