The Moths of Suffolk
625 Biselachista cinereopunctella, (Haworth, 1828)

Local Status : Non-Suffolk species

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Habitats : Sheltered sandy or chalky areas

Flight Period : Single-brooded, late May to June

Larval foodplants : Glaucous Sedge (Carex flacca) or less often on other sedges (Carex) or Tufted Hair-grass (Deschampsia cespitosa). On the continent also reported from Blue Moor-grass (Sesleria caerulea) and melick (Melick). Mining the leaves

Wingspan details : Wingspan 7-9mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultBiselachista trapeziella
    Leaf-mineElachista biatomellaElachista kilmunella
Elachista alpinellaElachista albifrontella
Elachista nobilellaElachista humilis
Elachista gangabellaElachista adscitella
Elachista bisulcellaBiselachista cinereopunctella
Biselachista serricornisBiselachista eleochariella
Biselachista utonellaBiselachista albidella
Cosmiotes stabilella

Compare confusion species
    Adult
    Leaf-mine

Life history chart
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