Species Account

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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time:

Forewing: 4-5mm.

Foodplant: Sheep's-fescue, Red Fescue.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded18831883198619841883
Year last recorded20132014201420132013
Number of records891192
Number of individuals5191481
Unique positions471172
Unique locations561172
Adult records77991
Immature records00100

For the county, we have a total of 39 records from 31 sites. First recorded in 1883.


38.005 Elachista triatomea 02
© Ian Marshall, 30 June 2012
38.005 Elachista triatomea 01
© Charlie Streets, 7 Jul 2006

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Thinly recorded in all five vice-counties but seldom common except in VC62.

Argus 69, 2013: Thinly recorded from all five vice-counties but this is the first VC65 record since Porritt's List.
VC65. Nosterfield NR, 5.7.2013 (CHF, HEB, JCW et al.).

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