Main: (Elachistidae / Elachistinae)
38.033 [B&F: 0603] Elachista subnigrella Douglas, 1853


Nationally scarce (Nb) in dry grassland throughout much of the British Isles, but not in the Highlands or Islands of Scotland. In Hampshire a species of chalk grassland, reported widely but, like others of the genus, it is probably under-recorded; not recorded from the Isle of Wight since 1978. Wingspan 7-8 mm. Similar to several other Elachista species, and best identified by dissection of the genitalia. Larva mines leaves of robust grasses such as Upright Brome and Downy Oat-grass.

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Phenology - Adult 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)06-May-1990-Nash, S-
Martin Down (SU01)08-Jun-1992-Langmaid, JR; Palmer, RMAdult
VC10 Isle of Wight
Brading Down (SZ58)14-Jun-1969onePelham-Clinton, ECAdult
Tennyson Down (SZ38)04-Jun-1978oneDickson, RJAdult
VC11 South Hampshire
Oxenbourne Down (SU71)27-May-1972oneAppleton, DAdult
Oxenbourne Down (SU71)25-May-1974twoDickson, RJAdult
Portsdown (SU60)20-Jun-1981oneLangmaid, JRAdult
Pitt Down, Sparsholt (SU42)11-Jul-1981oneLangmaid, JR; Sterling, DH; Sterling, PHAdult
Teg Down, Winchester (SU42)26-Apr-1986oneLangmaid, JR; Sterling, DHLarval
Portsdown (SU60)23-Apr-1987oneLangmaid, JR; Sterling, DHLarval
Teg Down, Winchester (SU42)04-May-1987-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DHMine (vacated)
Portsdown (SU60)09-May-1987oneLangmaid, JRAdult
Southsea (SZ69)16-May-1988oneLangmaid, JRAdult
Portsdown (SU60)01-May-1989oneLangmaid, JR; Dickson, RJAdult
Portsdown (SU60)01-May-1989oneDickson, RJAdult
Southsea (SZ69)16-May-1989oneDickson, RJAdult
Lower Test Marshes NR (SU31)1993oneSterling, DHAdult
Fareham (SU50)24-Apr-1993oneDickson, RJAdult
Oxenbourne Down (SU71)18-May-1993oneLangmaid, JRAdult
Beacon Hill NNR, Exton (SU62)20-Jul-2000-Langmaid, JR; Thirlwell, IR; Elliott, BAdult
Fort Widley (SU60)17-May-2005fourDickson, RJAdult
Portsdown (SU60)17-May-2013oneDickson, RJAdult
Southsea (SZ69)16-Aug-2013oneLangmaid, JRAdult
Old Winchester Hill (SU62)09-Jun-2014oneDickson, RJAdult
VC12 North Hampshire
Leckford (SU33)1940---
Noar Hill, Selborne (SU73)24-May-1976oneAppleton, DAdult
Leckford (SU33)14-Apr-1985oneLangmaid, JR; Pelham-Clinton, EC; Sterling, DHLarval
Leckford (SU33)26-Apr-1986-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DHLarval
Leckford (SU33)25-Apr-1987oneLangmaid, JR; Sterling, DHAdult
Leckford (SU33)11-Jul-1987twoLangmaid, JR; Sterling, DHLarval
Wildhern (SU35)05-May-2000-Green, DGAdult
Leckford (SU33)16-May-2002oneLangmaid, JR; Elliott, BAdult

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