Elachista adscitella - Distribution map

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38.017 BF622

Elachista adscitella

Stainton, 1851

Wingspan 9-11 mm.

A pale grey moth with whitish head and white transverse line across the middle of the forewing.

It occurs in woodland habitats in England, Wales and locally in Ireland.

Tufted hair-grass (Deschampsia cespitosa) and blue moor-grass (Sesleria caerulea) are the main foodplants, the larvae forming gallery mines.

There are two generations flying from May to July and again in August.
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