The Moths of Suffolk
601a Elachista nobilella, Zeller, 1839

Local Status : Non-Suffolk species

National Status : pRDB3

Habitats : Open, half-shaded places in deciduous woods

Flight Period : Single-brooded, June to early July

Larval foodplants : Wavy Hair-grass (Deschampsia flexuosa), bromes (Bromus), fescues (Festuca), Creeping Bent (Agrostis stolonifera), Yorkshire Fog (Holcus lanata), Cock's-foot (Dactylis) and sedges (Carex)

Wingspan details : Wingspan 6.5-8mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultElachista gleichenella
Elachista apicipunctella
    Leaf-mineElachista biatomellaElachista atricomella
Elachista kilmunellaElachista alpinella
Elachista luticomellaElachista apicipunctella
Elachista humilisElachista rufocinerea
Elachista triatomeaElachista collitella
Elachista subocelleaElachista bedellella
Elachista obliquellaElachista unifasciella
Elachista gangabellaElachista subalbidella
Elachista adscitellaElachista bisulcella
Biselachista cinereopunctellaBiselachista serricornis
Biselachista eleochariellaBiselachista utonella
Biselachista albidellaCosmiotes freyerella
Cosmiotes stabilella

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

Life history chart
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