The Moths of Suffolk
630 Biselachista albidella, (Nylander, 1848)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Wet bogs and acid heaths

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

Larval foodplants : Common Cottongrass (Eriophorum angustifolium), Slender Tufted-sedge (Carex acuta), Greater Pond-sedge (Carex riparia), Common Spike-rush (Eleocharis palustris) or Deergrass (Trichophorum cespitosum). Mining the leaves

Records : Carlton Marshes (Suffolk Moth Group, 15.vi.2001), Orfordness (J Higgott, 21.vii.2005)

Morley's Final Catalogue : highlighted alongside biatomella

Wingspan details : Wingspan 9-10mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultElachista maculicerusella
Biselachista scirpi
Biselachista eleochariella
Biselachista utonella
    Leaf-mineElachista kilmunellaElachista alpinella
Elachista nobilellaElachista humilis
Elachista bisulcellaBiselachista cinereopunctella
Biselachista serricornisBiselachista eleochariella
Biselachista eleochariellaBiselachista utonella

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

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