Morley’s Final Catalogue: Common on grasses everywhere in May and July. Noted at Bentley Woods, Ipswich, Hemley salterns, Aldeburgh, Dunwich, Southwold, Belton, Bradwell, on Gorleston palings; Tuddenham and Brandon. Especially common, sitting on grasses, in Monks Soham paddock on 11 June 1932. Abundant in the Southwold salt-marshes on 1 June 1905, named by Barrett; and taken in Monks Soham lanes in early June 1917, named by South (Mly)
Recent Status: A common British Elachista species that is easily recognised and hence commonly recorded in Suffolk.
Life Style: A single brooded species that comes to light flying between May and August. The larvae feed on a variety of grasses and will hibernate.
Identification: An all white species holding the wings tent-like in the Elachista fashion. The larvae mine downwards from the oviposition site near the tip of a grass stem. Hibernating larvae will do so in the mine. They leave the mine to pupate. More Info
Recorded in 30 (52%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1905.
Last Recorded in 2020.