The Moths of Suffolk
600 Elachista luticomella, Zeller, 1839

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Most frequent along woodland edges and rides, roadside verges and waste ground

Flight Period : Single-brooded, June to mid-August

Larval foodplants : Cock's-foot (Dactylis glomerata) or occasionally False Brome (Brachypodium sylvaticum), mining the leaves

Records : Santon Downham (B Palmer, 1987-9)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Taken at Raydon in 1933 (Whit.), Aldeburgh in 1892 and Southwold in 1897 (Ctw); on the grass Dactylis.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 10-11mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultElachista albifrontella
    Leaf-mineElachista atricomellaElachista albifrontella
Elachista nobilellaElachista apicipunctella
Elachista subocelleaElachista obliquella
Elachista unifasciellaElachista gangabella
Elachista subalbidellaElachista adscitella
Elachista bisulcellaCosmiotes freyerella

Compare confusion species
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Life history chart
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