Lep:Elachistidae
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38.037 Elachista canapennella (Hübner, [1813])
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puparium

 

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. Has overlapping broods and can be trivoltine. Pupariation occurs outside the mine (as shown). A common species found in a wide variety of habitats.

Data: 22.v.2019, Copley, Halifax, West Yorkshire, VC63 South-west Yorkshire

Image:© Charlie Streets

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