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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time:

Forewing: 4-5mm.

Foodplant: Cock's-foot, False-brome.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded185919992010
Year last recorded195419992010
Number of records411
Number of individuals111
Unique positions411
Unique locations411
Adult records411
Immature records000

For the county, we have a total of 6 records from 6 sites. First recorded in 1859.


38.015 Elachista gangabella 01 tenanted leaf mine
© Dave Shenton

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Bradley (1963) showed that E. unifasciella (Haworth) was a distinct species which had been confused with gangbella. The records may refer to either species and confirming records required.

Beaumont, 2002: Yorkshire records were considered as unconfirmed, a recent record reinstates the species on the County list.
VC63. Carlton Marsh, 12.6.1999 conf. HEB (JDC). NEW COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 60, 2010:
VC64. Ellington Banks MoD, 25.6.2010 gen. det. HEB (CHF, JCW, DMB). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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