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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time:

Forewing: 4-5mm.

Foodplant: Wood-rush and Sedge.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded18591987
Year last recorded18681987
Number of records21
Number of individuals01
Unique positions21
Unique locations21
Adult records11
Immature records10

For the county, we have a total of 3 records from 3 sites. First recorded in 1859.


0594 Elachista gleichenella 01
© Graham Featherstone

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989:
VC62. York (Stainton, 1859b); Raincliffe Wood, Scarborough, larvae on wood rush (Wilkinson, 1868).
VC63. Sprotbrough, 14.6.1987 (RIH).

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