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Elachista argentella (Clerck, 1759)

Swan-feather Dwarf
38.0040 (B&F: 610)

Synonym(s):
Elachista cygnipennella (Hübner, 1796)
Elachista cygnipennis (Haworth, 1828)
Elachista semialbella (Stephens, 1834)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Gelechioidea
    »Family: Elachistidae
      »Subfamily: Gelechiinae
        »Tribe: Hypercalliini

Common

Resident. Usually occurs in small numbers at mv light in a range of habitats in both vice-counties but can occasionally be common on the coast in the far east. Flies from mid April to mid August and larvae feed on cock's-foot and brome grasses (Pratt, 2011).

Elachista argentella (Clerck, 1759)
Thorney Island, 21 v 2013
Photo: Mike Snelling
Elachista argentella (Clerck, 1759)
Findon Valley, 23 v 2012
Photo: Mike Snelling

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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