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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Late May-Jul.

Forewing: 4-5mm.

Foodplant: Various grasses.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded18831859188319721883
Year last recorded20142013200220142014
Number of records2666112
Number of individuals2542331
Unique positions116572
Unique locations115572
Adult records244491
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 51 records from 30 sites. First recorded in 1859.


38.030 Elachista albifrontella 01
© Dave Shenton

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and often very common throughout all five vice-counties.

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