Main: (Elachistidae / Elachistinae)
38.023 [B&F: 0595] Elachista biatomella (Stainton, 1848)


Nationally scarce (Nb) on open grassland and heathland throughout England and Wales. In Hampshire restricted to sites such as Portsdown Hill, Martin Down and Oxenbourne Down, with occasional records elsewhere, including one on the Isle of Wight on Culver Down, Bembridge. Wingspan 7-9 mm. Larva mines leaves of Glaucous Sedge.

Flightime guide

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Phenology - Adult Records

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Phenology - Larval Records

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Distribution Map

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Record Density

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Detail records

VC8 Wiltshire (Hants county)
Martin Down NNR (SU01)05-May-1990-Nash, S-
Martin Down NNR (SU01)24-Aug-1990-Nash, S-
VC10 Isle of Wight
Freshwater (SZ38)1900-Vic County HistoryAdult
Bembridge (SZ68)1900-Vic County HistoryAdult
Freshwater (SZ38)1926-Fassnidge, WAdult
West High Down (SZ38)1970-Dickson, RJAdult
Bembridge & Culver Downs (SZ68)1974-Goater, B-
Afton Down (SZ38)22-May-2018-Beavan, SD; Heckford, RJAdult
Compton Down (SZ38)13-Jul-2018oneBarden, Phil Adult
VC11 South Hampshire
Broughton Down (SU23)1971-Ffennell, DWH-
Oxenbourne Down (SU71)24-Aug-1974oneDickson, RichardAdult
Portsdown (SU60)06-Sep-1975oneDickson, RichardAdult
Oxenbourne Down (SU71)26-Jul-1976oneDickson, RichardAdult
Broughton Down (SU23)1986-Sterling, DH-
Broughton Down (SU23)26-May-1986oneLangmaid, JR; Sterling, DHAdult
Portsdown (SU60)23-Apr-1987fourLangmaid, JR; Sterling, DHPupal
Portsdown (SU60)23-May-1987-Langmaid, JR; Pelham-Clinton, ECAdult
Portsdown (SU60)01-May-1989oneDickson, RichardMine
Portsdown (SU60)01-May-1989oneLangmaid, John & Dickson, RIchardLarval
Hayling (SZ69)15-Aug-1998-Durnell, PR; Langmaid, JR; Dickson, RJ; Norriss, TJAdult
Hayling (SZ69)15-Aug-1998-Langmaid, JR; Thirlwell, IR; Dickson, RJ; Opie, M; Hayward, R; Durnell, PRAdult
Sinah Common, Hayling (SZ69)15-Aug-1998-Dickson, RichardAdult
Queen Elizabeth CP (SU71)07-Jul-1999threeDickson, RichardAdult
Portsdown (SU60)30-May-2000oneLangmaid, John & Dickson, RIchardAdult
Portsdown (SU60)30-May-2000oneDickson, RichardAdult
Oxenbourne Down (SU71)08-Jun-2000twoLangmaid, John & Thirlwell, IanAdult
Portsdown (SU60)26-Jul-2004-Langmaid, John, M.R. & J.E. YoungAdult
Portchester Common SSSI (SU60)24-Jun-2005twoDickson, RichardAdult
Funtley (SU50)24-Jul-2008oneOpie, Maurice Adult
Portsdown (SU60)29-Apr-2009oneLangmaid, John & Dickson, RIchardMine
West Meon (SU62)20-Jul-201812Dickson, RichardAdult
Portchester Common SSSI (SU60)03-Aug-2018oneWheeler, Keith Adult
Portsmouth (SU60)18-Jul-2020oneThirlwell, Ian Adult
VC12 North Hampshire
Bramdean Common (SU62)26-Jul-1976oneDickson, RichardAdult
Ashford Hangers LNR (SU72)21-May-1993-Langmaid, JR; Durnell, PRAdult
Itchen Abbas (SU53)05-May-2000-Elliott, Brian & Langmaid, JohnMine
Faccombe (SU45)26-May-2013oneDavid Green & Susan A. ClarkeAdult

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