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38.015 Elachista gangabella Zeller, 1850
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the larvae mine 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 (as shown) and forms an irregular mine with a silken tube in the centre, which is mixed with frass. Mine shown on False-brome.

Data: viii.2006, Aston Rowant, Bucks, VC24

Image:© Ben Smart

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