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Elachista obliquella
Wood Dwarf

Stainton, 1854617 / 38.012
=Elachista megerlella

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Beaten from bushes at Raydon Wood in late May 1933 (Morley),
usually a common kind among Aira, &c.

Recent Status: There are no recent records.

Life Style: This is a double brooded species flying April to August and coming to light. The larvae mine the leaves of Brachypodium sylvaticum and less often on various other species of grass. The larvae will hibernate. They leave the mine to pupate.

Identification: The moth is similar to E. gangabella except that the apical cilia are white. There are similar species and records must be supported by genitalia dissection. More Info
The larvae mine upwards which is unusual in the genus. The initial mine is narrow and there may be more than one larva per leaf, however they will change leaves and later mines are broader.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 1 (2%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1933.
Last Recorded in 1933.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
May 1933+26TM04 - Hadleigh
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Wingspan: 8-10mm
Flight: April - July. (Aug)
Foodplant:   False Brome, Upright Brome, other grasses.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
 Immature Adult
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