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


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

Life history chart
larval diapause larval diapause larva larvapupa pupa imago imago larva larval diapause larval diapause