|38.015 ~ 0620 ~ Elachista gangabella|
Resident. Fairly widespread in England and parts of Wales.
First recorded in 2013 at Middletown in the east of the county. A scarce species, this was only the third record for north Wales.
Wingspan : M & F 9-10mm.
Many species of Elachista are extremely similar, great care should be given when separating these species.
|Flight time & Voltinity
False brome, cock's-foot and soft grass.
Leaf miner. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva mines downwards in a long, slender irregular gallery with a central tube to retreat to, overwintering as a fully fed larva. Pupates on dead vegetation on the ground.
Photo by DB, 25th June 2013, Middletown