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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Scarce and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Mid Apr-Jul.

Forewing: 5-6mm.

Foodplant: Various grasses.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded20061859188319461916
Year last recorded20141943201420142012
Number of records87419113
Number of individuals97118123
Unique positions18414113
Unique locations19414113
Adult records87416103
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 124 records from 51 sites. First recorded in 1859.


38.032 Elachista apicipunctella 05
© Andy Nunn
38.032 Elachista apicipunctella 04 mine on Dactylis
© Dave Shenton
38.032 Elachista apicipunctella 03 reared ex mine on Dactylis
© Dave Shenton
38.032 Elachista apicipunctella 02
© Ian Marshall, 29 Apr 2011
38.032 Elachista apicipunctella 01
© Ian Marshall, 29 Apr 2011

Species Account

Argus 52, 2006:
VC61. Kilnsea, three 8.5.2006 det. HEB (BRS). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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