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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time:

Forewing: 4-6mm.

Foodplant: Reed Sweet-grass.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded199119892012
Year last recorded201319892012
Number of records511
Number of individuals418
Unique positions411
Unique locations411
Adult records510
Immature records001

For the county, we have a total of 7 records from 6 sites. First recorded in 1989.


38.024 Elachista poae 03 larva and mine
© Charlie Streets, 11 Apr 2012
38.024 Elachista poae 02 leaf mine
© Charlie Streets, 10 Apr 2012
38.024 Elachista poae 01
© Charlie Streets, 20 Apr 2012

Species Account

Beaumont, 2002:
VC61. Fulford Ings, York, 29.5.1991 det. HEB (MRB); Thornton Ellers, mines on Glyceria 27.3.1998, moths reared (JOHS). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
VC63. Rossington, 23.5.1989 (RIH). NEW COUNTY RECORD.

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