Elachista eskoi

Checklist Number
38.027 [B&F: 0598a]

Record requires retention of specimen until confirmed, and may require dissection. Consult with CMR if unsure


Authority:Kyrki & Karvonen, 1985

Vulnerable (proposed as a future Red Data Book species) on damp acid grassland in Scotland, where first found at Gordon Moss, Berwickshire and Auchencorth Moss, Midlothian in June 1956 and known from only six sites in total. Unlikely to be recorded in Hampshire or on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan male 11-14 mm, female 10-12.5 mm. Main confusion species are E. atricomella and especially E. alpinella, but with characteristic greyish appearance. Flies in early morning and late evening sunshine. Larva undescribed.

VC11 South Hampshire

Site Date Quantity Recorder Stage
Swanwick Reserve North (SU51)24/06/2001-Phil Budd-