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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Common and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, Apr-May, Jun-Sep.

Forewing: 4-5mm.

Foodplant: Various grasses.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19041859188319761883
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records11413235772
Number of individuals141134096107
Unique positions179142812
Unique locations188142911
Adult records11311195671
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 279 records from 80 sites. First recorded in 1859.


0607 Elachista canapennella 03
© Andy Nunn
0607 Elachista canapennella 02
© Ian Marshall, 23 Apr 2012
0607 Elachista canapennella 01
© John Edwards

Species Account

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

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