The Moths of Suffolk
613 Elachista subocellea, (Stephens, 1834)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Woodland edges and clearings

Flight Period : Single-brooded, June to July

Larval foodplants : False Brome (Brachypodium sylvaticum), mining the leaves

Records : Elveden (Lancashire Moth Group, 18-21.vii.2002)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Listed as non-Suffolk

Wingspan details : Wingspan 8-10mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultElachista littoricola
    Leaf-mineElachista luticomellaElachista nobilella
Elachista obliquellaElachista unifasciella
Elachista gangabellaElachista subalbidella
Elachista adscitellaElachista bisulcella
Cosmiotes freyerella

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Dolomites, Italy (2.vii.2013) © Neil Sherman