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Elachistidae

606 (Obscure Dwarf), Elachista humilis Zeller, 1850

Status and ecology:

National Status: Common

Noted from a few localities, mainly on the downs, during Victorian times. The only modern records are from Plaistow and Tortington Common. Elsewhere the adults fly from May to July and the larvae feed on tufted hair-grass (Pratt, 2011).

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larval mine on Tufted Hair-grass
Heyshott, 28 iii 2012 Photo: Tony Davis

Elachista humilis Zeller, 1850

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