The Moths of Suffolk
632 Cosmiotes consortella, (Stainton, 1851)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Well-drained open grassland, often on chalky soils

Flight Period : Double-brooded, possibly triple-brooded, late March to mid-September

Larval foodplants : Annual Meadow-grass (Poa annua). Mining the leaves

Records : Minsmere (G Lyons & M Telfer, 25.viii.2004)

Wingspan details : Wingspan 7-8mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultCosmiotes freyerella
Cosmiotes stabilella
    Leaf-mineElachista subalbidella
Elachista adscitella
Cosmiotes freyerella

Compare confusion species
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    Leaf-mine

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Eye, Suffolk (28.viii.2008) © Paul Kitchener

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