Main: (Elachistidae / Elachistinae)
38.005 [B&F: 0611] Elachista triatomea (Haworth, 1828)


Found in open grassland, hillsides and clifftops, throughout central and eastern England and south-eastern Scotland, also in central and western Scotland and Ireland (MBGBI Vol 3). In Hampshire and Isle of Wight, there are scattered records from downland across all three vice-counties, but never common. Wingspan 8-9mm. The dark ciliary line and dark spots on the fold and at the apex of the cell are diagnostic (MBGBI Vol 3). Larva mines the leaves of Sheep's-fescue and Red Fescue.

Flightime guide

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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)12-Jun-2012twoHoughton, Dan Adult
Martin Down NNR (SU01)18-Jun-2012threeHoughton, Dan Adult
VC10 Isle of Wight
Freshwater (SZ38)1947oneBlair, Dr K.G.Adult
Afton Down (SZ38)27-Jun-2010oneCooke, Dave Adult
The Needles (SZ28)03-Jul-2015onePlummer, Stephen Adult
VC11 South Hampshire
Oxenbourne Down (SU71)06-Jul-1985oneLangmaid, JohnAdult
Portsdown (SU60)10-Jul-2005oneLangmaid, John, M.R. & J.E. YoungAdult
Winchester (SU43)29-May-2009oneCloyne, JAdult
Portsdown (SU60)21-Jun-2010oneBall, Stuart Adult
Dockens Water, Ringwood (SU11)02-Jun-2012twoLewis, Chris Adult
Portsdown (SU60)04-Jun-2016oneLangmaid, John & Young, MarkAdult
Queen Elizabeth Country Park (SU71)02-Jul-2018oneLangmaid, JR; Young, MR, Young, JE; Thirlwell, IRAdult
VC12 North Hampshire
Leckford (SU33)1940-Unknown-
Harewood Forest (SU44)03-Jul-1976oneAppleton, DAdult
Leckford Estate (SU33)07-Jun-1980-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DHAdult
Leckford Estate (SU33)14-Jul-1985-Langmaid, JR; Pelham-Clinton, EC; Sterling, DHAdult
Leckford Estate (SU33)29-Jun-1986-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DH; Sterling, PH; Parsons, MSAdult
Noar Hill (SU73)27-Jul-1997oneGreen, David G Adult
Porton Down (SU23)03-Jul-2003oneGreen, David G Adult
Old Burghclere (SU45)09-Jul-201010Dennis, GrahamAdult
Weston Colley (SU53)25-Jun-2011oneGreen, David G Adult
Perham Down (SU24)18-Jun-2017oneNorriss, Tim Adult
Anna Valley, Andover (SU34)01-Jul-2018oneNorriss, Tim Adult
Cholderton (SU24)27-Jul-2019oneNorriss, Tim, Lynn Fomison, Henry EdmundsAdult
Barton Stacey (SU44)27-May-2020oneEvans, GlynneAdult

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