Lep:Elachistidae
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606 Elachista humilis Zeller, 1850
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Food Plant: Deschampsia cespitosa (Tufted Hair-grass), Anthoxanthum odoratum (Sweet Vernal-grass), Poa pratensis (Smooth Meadow-grass), Agrostis spp.(Bent), Festuca spp. (Fescue), Holcus spp. (Soft-grass), Carex spp (sedge)

Egg: on upper half of leaf blade

Mine: March-May

Notes: Generally the mine is the full width of the leaf (as shown) and extends from the leaf tip. It is white and the frass is scattered. Usually found in sheltered habitats. Mine shown on Brachypodium sylvaticum.

National Status: Common

Data: 27.iii.2012, Heyshott, West Sussex, VC13, John Langmaid, Tony Davis

Image: Tony Davis

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