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0622 ~ Elachista adscitella 
UK Status

Resident. Fairly widespread in England and Wales.

Montgomeryshire Status

First found in the east of the county in 2014 at Dolforwyn Woods Nature Reserve. Only the second record for north Wales.

Wingspan :   M & F 9-10mm.

Confusion species

Many species of Elachista are extremely similar. In some cases differences can be seen in various life stages.
Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine.)


Sheltered woodland glades.



Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva mines a single blade of grass. Pupates on the ground.
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Montgomeryshire photos