Lep: Elachistidae
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38.019 Elachista regificella Sircom, 1849
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early larva

 

Food Plant: Luzula sylvatica (Great wood-rush)

Mine: September - June

Notes: The mine formed is long, inflated and puckers the leaf surface. The larva often swaps leaves. The early instar larva is shown. Occurs in South West England, from Monmouthshire in Wales and the East of Scotland. Mines found on Luzula pilosa will probably be E.tengstromi.

Data: 26.ii.2021, Helmeth Hill, Shropshire, VC40

Image:© Mike Shurmer

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