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

Records Received By Year

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Percentage of Total Records

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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 (SU01)24-Aug-1990-Nash, S-
VC10 Isle of Wight
Bembridge (SZ68)1900-Vic County HistoryAdult
Freshwater (SZ38)1900-Vic County HistoryAdult
Freshwater (SZ38)1926-Fassnidge, WAdult
West High Down (SZ38)1970-Dickson, RJAdult
Bembridge & Culver Downs (SZ68)1974-Goater, B-
VC11 South Hampshire
Broughton Down (SU23)1971-Ffennell, DWH-
Oxenbourne Down (SU71)24-Aug-1974oneDickson, RJAdult
Portsdown (SU60)06-Sep-1975oneDickson, RJAdult
Oxenbourne Down (SU71)26-Jul-1976oneDickson, RJAdult
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-1989oneLangmaid, JR; Dickson, RJLarval
Portsdown (SU60)01-May-1989oneDickson, RJMine
Sinah Common, Hayling (SZ69)15-Aug-1998-Dickson, RJAdult
Sinah Common, Hayling (SZ69)15-Aug-1998-Durnell, PR; Langmaid, JR; Dickson, RJ; Norriss, TJAdult
Sinah Common, Hayling (SZ69)15-Aug-1998-Langmaid, JR; Thirlwell, IR; Dickson, RJ; Opie, M; Hayward, R; Durnell, PRAdult
Queen Elizabeth Country Park (SU71)07-Jul-1999threeDickson, RJAdult
Portsdown (SU60)30-May-2000oneDickson, RJAdult
Portsdown (SU60)30-May-2000oneLangmaid, JR; Dickson, RJAdult
Oxenbourne Down (SU71)08-Jun-2000twoLangmaid, JR; Thirlwell, IRAdult
Portsdown (SU60)26-Jul-2004-Langmaid, JR; Young, MR, Young, JEAdult
Portsdown (SU60)24-Jun-2005twoDickson, RJAdult
Funtley (SU50)24-Jul-2008oneOpie, MAdult
Portsdown (SU60)29-Apr-2009oneLangmaid, JR; Dickson, RJMine
West Meon (SU62)20-Jul-201812Dickson, RJAdult
Portsdown (SU60)03-Aug-2018oneWheeler, KAdult
VC12 North Hampshire
Bramdean Common (SU62)26-Jul-1976oneDickson, RJAdult
Ashford Hangers LNR (SU72)21-May-1993-Langmaid, JR; Durnell, PRAdult
Itchen Abbas (SU53)05-May-2000-Langmaid, JR; Elliott, BMine
Faccombe (SU45)26-May-2013oneClarke, SA; Green, DGAdult

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