Elachista subalbidella

Checklist Number
38.016 [B&F: 0621]

Verification
Record will normally be accepted but photo evidence may be required - check with CMR if not sure of identity

Classification

Family:Elachistidae
Subfamily:Elachistinae
Genus:Elachista
Species:subalbidella
Authority:Schl├Ąger, 1847

Local on moorland and heathland throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire virtually unknown outside the New Forest, with one old record from Woolmer Forest and one from northern Hampshire, near Andover, in 2001. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 10-13 mm. A fairly distinctive, plain, ochreous-yellow moth. Larva mines leaves of Purple Moor-grass, False-brome and False Oat-grass.

The abundance in each month is indicated as follows:

No records
Very occasional
Irregular
Uncommon
Off-peak, but not unusual
Off-peak, but not unusual
Main flight time
J F M A M J J A S O N D
Adult
Larval

Records by week (adult)

Records by week (larval)

VC8 Wiltshire (Hants county)

Site Date Quantity Recorder Stage
West Park (SU11)18/05/2002oneDavid G GreenAdult

VC11 South Hampshire

Site Date Quantity Recorder Stage
Matley Bog, NF (SU30)08/06/1981oneJ R Langmaid, E C Pelham-Clinton, A M Emmet, D J L AgassizAdult
Fritham Plain (SU21)26/05/1999-David G GreenAdult
Ocknell Plain, NF (SU21)26/05/1999-David G GreenAdult
Sloden Inclosure (SU21)02/07/1999-David G GreenAdult
Frame Wood (SU30)03/07/1999-David G GreenAdult
Roydon Woods HIWWT NR, NF (SZ39)02/09/1999-Phil BuddLarval
Chewton Common (SZ29)14/05/2011onePhil BuddAdult
Dockens Water, Ringwood (SU11)02/06/2012oneChris LewisAdult
Ashurst, NF (SU31)23/05/2014oneKeith GodfreyAdult
Merritown Heath (SZ19)23/05/2015-David FootAdult

VC12 North Hampshire

Site Date Quantity Recorder Stage
Wildhern (SU35)26/06/2001-David G GreenAdult
Castle Bottom NNR (SU75)21/05/2017oneJosie HewittAdult