Lep:Elachistidae
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38.015 Elachista gangabella Zeller, 1850
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the larva mines downwards

Food Plant: Brachypodium sylvaticum (False-brome), Dactylis glomerata (Cock's-foot), Holcus spp. (soft-grass)

Egg: near leaf tip

Mine: September-April

Notes: The larva mines downwards and forms an irregular mine with a silken tube in the centre, which is mixed with frass.

National Status: Local

Bradley No: 620

National Status: Local

Data: 12.ix.2006, Stansted Forest, W.Sussex, VC13, John Langmaid and Ian Thirlwell

Image:© Ian Thirlwell

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