Lep:Elachistidae
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630 Biselachista albidella (Nylander, 1847)
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Food Plant: Eriophorum angustifolium (Common Cottongrass), Carex acuta (Slender Tufted-sedge, C.riparia (Greater Pond-sedge, Eleocharis palustris (Common Spike-rush), Trichophorum germanicum (Deergrass)

Egg: on the tip of a leaf

Mine: April-May

Notes: Mines away from the leaf tip in a gallery which starts off white then becomes a yellow-grey and more transparent. The final mine may be up to 15cms long. The pupa is formed on the leaf or stem and held in place by a sliken girdle. A common species on acid heathlands and wet bogs in the UK

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