The Moths of Suffolk
595 Elachista biatomella, (Stainton, 1848)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Open exposed grassland and heathland

Flight Period : Probably double-brooded, mid-May to mid-June and July to mid-August

Larval foodplants : Glaucous Sedge (Carex flacca), mining the leaves

Records : Landguard (N Odin, 27.vii.2004, 20.vii.2005, 21-23.vii.2006 & 18.vii.2007), Minsmere (R Harvey & J Higgott, 26.v.2005)

Wingspan details : Wingspan 7-9mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultBiselachista serricornis
    Leaf-mineElachista kilmunellaElachista alpinella
Elachista nobilellaElachista humilis
Elachista bisulcellaBiselachista cinereopunctella
Biselachista serricornisBiselachista eleochariella
Biselachista utonella

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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