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38.005 ~ 0611 ~ Elachista triatomea
UK Status

Resident. Found throughout central and eastern England and south-eastern Scotland and other scattered locations in Britain.

Montgomeryshire Status

One very old record from the north-east of the county at Llanymynech Hill in 1930.

Wingspan :   M & F, 8-9mm.

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 and meadows.



Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on the leaf tip. Larva first forms narrow gallery, subsequent galleries are wider with a violet reflection. Pupates among the debris at the bottom of the foodplant.
Montgomeryshire photos