Main: (Elachistidae / Elachistinae)
38.004 [B&F: 0610] Elachista argentella (Clerck, 1759)

 

Common in grassland and saltmarshes throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread and common, particularly near the coast. Wingspan 11-12 mm. The only plain white species other than Mendesia farinella, from which it can be separated by its smaller size, non-ciliate antenna and reduced venation (MBGBI Vol 3). Larva mines leaves of various grasses.

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