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Elachista regificella Sircom, 1849

(Wood-rush Dwarf)
38.0190 (B&F: 593)

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


Elachista magnificella sensu auctt. nec Tengström, 1848 homonym

Status and ecology:

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

The only certain locality for this species was Abbot's Wood where it has not been reported since 1905. Larvae feed on great wood-rush and hairy wood-rush and adults fly during July (Pratt, 2011).

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Although recorded in Sussex, the database has not as yet, been updated to include these records.

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