The Moths of Suffolk
603 Elachista subnigrella, Douglas, 1853

Local Status : Non-Suffolk species

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Habitats : Dry, open basic grassland

Flight Period : Double-brooded, May to June and August

Larval foodplants : Upright Brome (Bromopsis erecta) or Downy Oat-grass (Helictotrichon pubescens)

Wingspan details : Wingspan 7-8mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultElachista poaeElachista atricomella
Elachista kilmunellaElachista eskoi
Elachista albifrontellaElachista pomerana
Elachista humilis
    Leaf-mineElachista obliquella

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

Life history chart
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