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0632 ~ Elachista consortella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread with scattered populations throughout the British isles

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded in 2013 at Llanymynech Rocks in the north-east of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F 7-8mm.

Confusion species


Many species of Elachista are extremely similar, great care should be given when separating these species.
Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine possibly trivoltine.)


Habitat

Well drained open grassland, prefers calcareous ground.

Foodplant

Annual meadow grass.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva mines the leaf. Pupates in a whitish cocoon on the underside of a dead leaf.
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