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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Very rare resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 3.5-5mm.

Foodplant: Reed Sweet-grass.

IMPORTANT - Please note that the maps and accounts are provisional, subject to change and further update.  The whole dataset still needs to go through the final verification process and it is likely that a very small number of records will not satisfy the present requirements and there are other records that have not been formally submitted.  The information is for guidance only.

Record breakdown:

Year first recorded18721872
Year last recorded20102010
Number of records612
Number of individuals12
Unique positions510
Unique locations612
Adult records12
Immature records12

For the region, we have a total of 12 records from 12 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1872.


0596 Elachista poae 03 mine Reed Sweet-grass
© Jack Oughton
0596 Elachista poae 02 pupa
© Jack Oughton
0596 Elachista poae 01 larvae
© Jack Oughton

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