The Moths of Suffolk
598 Elachista kilmunella, Stainton, 1849

National Status : Local

Local Status : Uncertain, needs confirmation (SMP Status 3)

Habitats : Boggy areas of acid heathland and grassland

Flight Period : Single-brooded, late May to mid-August

Larval foodplants : possibly Carex, on the continent Greater Pond-sedge (Carex riparia)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Listed as non-Suffolk

Aston's Additions : Mr. Morley took this at light at Fritton Lake in August, 1939 (Trans. S.N.S., Vol. IV, p. 155).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 9-11mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultElachista poaeElachista atricomella
Elachista eskoiElachista alpinella
Elachista albifrontellaElachista subnigrella
Elachista pomeranaElachista humilis
    Leaf-mineElachista kilmunellaElachista alpinella
Elachista nobilellaElachista humilis
Elachista bisulcellaBiselachista cinereopunctella
Biselachista serricornisBiselachista eleochariella
Biselachista utonella

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

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