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Elachista subocellea
Brown-barred Dwarf (Stephens, 1834)
613 / 38.007

Similar Suffolk Species: None
Wingspan: 8-10mm
Flight: early June to end of July
Foodplant:   False Brome
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed

Recent Status: Rare in Suffolk.

Life Style: A single brooded species flying during June and July. The larvae mine leaves of Brachypodium sylvaticum and B. pinnatum. They pupate on the ground.

Identification: A readily recognised species which is white with three broad sandy brown bands traversing the wings with scattered black spots and a black line in the cilia. More Info
The larvae are pale with a pale brown head and divided prothoracic plate. They create an upwards narrow mine which then turns downwards into a broad whitish blister.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 1 (2%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2002.
Last Recorded in 2002.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/07/2002 to 21/07/2002+26TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
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