Elachista subalbidella: Distribution map

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38.016 BF621
Elachista subalbidella

Schläger, 1847


Wingspan c. 12 mm.

A distinctive Elachista, with rather uniform yellowish-ochre forewings. The species is widely distributed on moors and heaths over much of Britain, where the adults tend to fly during June.

The main larval foodplant is purple moor-grass (Molinia caerulea), the larva creating a long narrow mine in the blade.

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