Elachista humilis
Elachista humilis
Male • Monkwood, Worcs. • © Oliver Wadsworth

38.036 BF606

Elachista humilis

Zeller, 1850

[Synonyms: occultella]
Wingspan c. 10mm.

A fairly widespread species across much of Britain and Ireland, occupying a range of grassy habitats.

The larvae feed on a number of different grass species, creating a whitish gallery or blotch, extending from the leaf tip downwards.

Adult moths are on the wing from May to July in the south, in two overlapping broods, and July in the north, as a single brood
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