The Moths of Suffolk
623 Elachista bisulcella, (duponchel, 1843)

Local Status : Non-Suffolk species

National Status : Local

Habitats : Deciduous woodland and woodland edges

Flight Period : Possibly double-brooded, May to September

Larval foodplants : Tufted Hair-grass (Deschampsia cespitosa) or Tall Fescue (Festuca arundinacea). On the continent also reported from False Brome (Brachypodium sylvaticum), Wood Small-reed (Calamagrostis epigejos) and sedge (Carex). Mining the leaves

Wingspan details : Wingspan 8-10mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultElachista obliquella
Elachista cingillella
Elachista unifasciella
Elachista gangabella
Elachista adscitella
    Leaf-mineElachista biatomellaElachista kilmunella
Elachista alpinellaElachista luticomella
Elachista albifrontellaElachista nobilella
Elachista pomeranaElachista humilis
Elachista rufocinereaElachista subocellea
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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