The Moths of Suffolk
627 Biselachista scirpi, (Stainton, 1887)

National Status : Nationally Scarce A

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Salt-marsh and brackish dykes

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

Larval foodplants : Sea Club-rush (Bolboschoenus maritimus), Saltmarsh Rush (Juncus gerardii) or Round-fruited Rush (Juncus compressus), mining the leaves

Records : Dunwich Heath (D Brougham & C Moore, 12.vi.2006)

Wingspan details : Wingspan 10-12mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultElachista maculicerusella
Biselachista eleochariella
Biselachista utonella
Biselachista albidella

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