01857 Elachista alpinella, Stainton, 1854

BF0599 (ABH38.028)


General Information

Variable species with dark head and incomplete fascia. Female seldom seen.

Larvae create a long slender downward gallery mine from the leaf tip, up to 60cm long.

Wingspan: 9-13mm.
Foodplant(s): sedges (Carex spp.), Greater Pond-sedge (Carex riparia), Lesser Pond-sedge (Carex acutiformis)
Flying: One generation, June-September

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

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