The Moths of Suffolk
617 Elachista obliquella, Stainton, 1854

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Woodland ridges and margins

Flight Period : Double-brooded, late April to mid-July and in late August

Larval foodplants : False Brome (Brachypodium sylvaticum), less often on Upright Brome (Bromopsis erecta), Cock's-foot (Dactylis glomerata) and other Gramineae (Poaceae), mining the leaves.

Morley's Final Catalogue : Beaten from bushes at Raydon Wood in late May 1933 (Morley), usually a common kind among Aira, &c.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 8-10mm


Confusion species
    AdultElachista cingillella
Elachista unifasciella
Elachista gangabella
Elachista adscitella
Elachista bisulcella
    Leaf-mineElachista atricomellaElachista luticomella
Elachista albifrontellaElachista nobilella
Elachista apicipunctellaElachista subnigrella
Elachista subocelleaElachista obliquella
Elachista unifasciellaElachista gangabella
Elachista subalbidellaElachista adscitella
Elachista bisulcellaCosmiotes freyerella

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