The Moths of Suffolk
607 Elachista canapennella, (Hübner, 1813)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : A wide range of habitats

Flight Period : Double-brooded, late April to June and late July to September, mining the leaves

Larval foodplants : Creeping soft-grass (Holcus mollis) or False Oat-grass (Arrhenatherum elatius), mining the leaves

Morley's Final Catalogue : Frequent about hedges. Flying by day at Belstead in 1898 (Pyett); Southwold (Ctw).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 8-10mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultElachista orstadii
    Leaf-mineElachista rufocinerea
Elachista subalbidella

Compare confusion species
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    Leaf-mine

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Ipswich, Suffolk (iv.2007) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (iv.2007) © Neil Sherman
Eye, Suffolk (3.v.2008) © Paul Kitchener