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0610 ~ Elachista argentella
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)

Habitat

Grassland.

Foodplant

Grasses.

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.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 18th June 2012, Middletown

Photo by MDH, 2nd June 2011, Llanfyllin