The Moths of Suffolk
628 Biselachista eleochariella, (Stainton, 1851)

Local Status : Non-Suffolk species

National Status : Nationally Scarce A

Habitats : Wet marshy areas on peat

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

Larval foodplants : Probably Glaucous Sedge (Carex flacca) or Common Sedge (Carex nigra). Also reported from Common Cottongrass (Eriophorum angustifolium), Common Spike-rush (Eleocharis palustris) or sedges (Carex) on the continent. Mining the leaves

Wingspan details : Wingspan 7-8mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultBiselachista scirpi
Biselachista utonella
Biselachista albidella
    Leaf-mineElachista biatomellaElachista kilmunella
Elachista alpinellaElachista nobilella
Elachista humilisElachista bisulcella
Biselachista cinereopunctellaBiselachista serricornis
Biselachista eleochariellaBiselachista utonella
Biselachista albidella

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

Life history chart
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