Main: (Elachistidae / Elachistinae)
38.040 [B&F: 0624] Elachista trapeziella Stainton, 1849


Nationally scarce (Na) in deciduous woodland, ravines and gorges in three discrete regions: southern England, southern Ireland and northern England/southern Scotland. In Hampshire the only known locality is at Sandy Balls, near Godshill, where it was discovered in 1991. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 8-10 mm. The conspicuous white spot in the fold between the median markings and the base of the forewing separates this species from all similarly patterned ones. Larva mines leaves of Hairy Wood-rush and Great Wood-rush.

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Detail records

VC11 South Hampshire
Godshill (SU11)1991-Sterling, DH; Sterling, MJ; Sterling, PH-
Godshill (SU11)29-Apr-199110Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DHLarval
Godshill (SU11)18-Apr-1992fiveLangmaid, JR; Sterling, DH; Sterling, MJLarval
Godshill (SU11)20-Apr-1994-Langmaid, JR; Hoare, RJBLarval

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