Main: (Elachistidae / Elachistinae)
38.032 [B&F: 0602] Elachista apicipunctella Stainton, 1849


Local along woodland edges and in woodland clearings throughout much of the British Isles, except for the extreme south-west of England. In Hampshire there is a single old record from "Southampton" in 1937, but the precise place where the specimen was taken is uncertain (MBGBI Vol 3). No more was heard of the species in the county until May 2002, when one was found in a Rothamsted trap at West Park. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 10-11 mm. Similar to E. albifrontella, but the extra subapical spot beyond the costal and tornal spots of the forewing on E. apicipunctella is diagnostic. Larva mines leaves of various grasses.

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Detail records

VC8 Wiltshire (Hants county)
West Park (SU11)30-May-2002oneGreen, David G Adult
VC11 South Hampshire
Southampton (SU41)13-Jun-1937oneFassnidge, WAdult
VC12 North Hampshire
Pamber Forest (SU66)17-Jul-2018fourHammond, M; Tailby, K; Dennis, GJAdult
Pamber Forest (SU66)16-Apr-2020oneDennis, GrahamAdult
VC22 West Berkshire (Hants county)
Mortimer (SU66)01-Aug-2013oneDennis, GrahamAdult

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