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Elachista cinereopunctella (Haworth, 1828)
previously: Biselachista cinereopunctella (Haworth, 1828)

(Grey-spotted Dwarf)
38.0410 (B&F: 625)

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

Status and ecology:

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

The only known colonies are at Heyshott Down and Kithurst Hill, where the adult flies from late May to mid June (Pratt, 2011).

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larva and mine in Glaucous Sedge
Surrey, 30 iii 2013 Photo: Tony Davis

Biselachista cinereopunctella (Haworth, 1828)


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

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