The Moths of Suffolk
596 Elachista poae, Stainton, 1855

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Uncertain, no recent records (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Edges of ponds, lakes and slow moving streams

Flight Period : Double-brooded, late May to June

Larval foodplants : Reed Sweet-grass (Glyceria maxima), mining the leaves

Morley's Final Catalogue : Local and nearly confined to south England. Taken at Brandon staunch in late May 1932 (Morley).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 9-12mm


Confusion species
    AdultElachista atricomella
Elachista kilmunella
Elachista pomerana

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