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38.037 Elachista canapennella (Hübner, [1813])
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larva in mine

Food Plant: Holcus mollis (Creeping soft-grass), Arrhenatherum elatius (False Oat-grass) and probably other Poaceae

Mine: March-May; July

Notes: Makes flat whitish mines. the larva is a pale yellowish-grey with a pale brown head (as shown in mine). Has overlapping broods and can be trivoltine. Pupariation occurs outside the mine. A common species found in a wide variety of habitats.

Bradley No: 607

Status: Common

Data: 19.v.2019, Copley, Halifax, West Yorkshire, VC63 South-west Yorkshire

Image:© Charlie Streets

Emmet, A M (1996), The Moths and Butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland, 3, Yponomeutidae-Elachistidae
Hering E M (1957) Bestimmungstabellen der Blattminen von Europa
Langmaid J R, Palmer S M, Young M R (2018), A Field Guide to the Smalller Moths of Great Britain and Ireland

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