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Elachista canapennella (Hübner, [1813])

Little Dwarf
38.0370 (B&F: 607)

Elachista pulchella (Haworth, 1828) homonym
Elachista obscurella Stainton, 1849
Elachista subobscurella Doubleday, 1859

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


Resident. Generally occurs in small numbers at mv light but can be fairly common in grassy places in both vice-counties, especially on the downs. Flies in two or three overlapping broods between April and September. Elsewhere the larvae feed on various grasses (Pratt, 2011).

Elachista canapennella (Hübner, 1813)
gen. det. Stephen Palmer
Findon Valley, 30 iii 2017
Photo: Mike Snelling
Elachista canapennella (Hübner, 1813)
Uckfield, 03 v 2020
Photo: Alison Playle
Elachista canapennella (Hübner, 1813)
attracted to MV lamp
Steyning, 14 vi 2014
Photo: Olly Ellis

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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