Main: (Elachistidae / Elachistinae)
38.043 [B&F: 0627] Elachista scirpi Stainton, 1887

 

Nationally scarce (Na) in saltmarshes and brackish marshes, along much of the coast of England, Wales and southern Ireland. Recorded in the past from the Isle of Wight at Yarmouth, but nowadays known in the region only from the salterns on the coast of south-east Hampshire. Wingspan 10-12 mm. The white streak from the base in the costal half of the forewing usually separates this species from its close relatives. Larva mines leaves of Sea Club-rush and Saltmarsh Rush.

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Detail records

SiteDateQuantityRecorderStage
VC10 Isle of Wight
West Yar Saltmarsh, Yar Estuary SSSI (SZ38)20-Jun-2013oneBeavan, SD; Heckford, RJAdult
VC11 South Hampshire
Sinah Common (SZ69)1700-NCC -
Browndown (SZ59)1974-Fareham Group-
Browndown Coastal Ranges (SZ59)11-Jun-1974tenDickson, RichardAdult
Browndown Coastal Ranges (SZ59)14-Jun-1974tenDickson, RichardAdult
Farlington Marshes HWT NR (SU60)1984-Langmaid, JR-
Farlington Marshes HWT NR (SU60)19-Jul-1984twoLangmaid, JR; Sterling, PHAdult
Hayling (SZ69)07-Jun-1986twoLangmaid, JR; Pelham-Clinton, ECLarval
Sinah Common, Hayling (SZ69)13-Jun-1987threeLangmaid, JR; Sterling, DHLarval
Southsea (SZ69)24-Jun-1987oneLangmaid, JohnAdult
Southsea (SZ69)12-Jul-1989oneLangmaid, JohnAdult
Hilsea, Portsmouth (SU60)09-Jun-1990oneLangmaid, JR; Harper, MWLarval
Hilsea, Portsmouth (SU60)30-Jun-1990threeLangmaid, JR; Sterling, DHMine
Hilsea, Portsmouth (SU60)26-Jun-1991oneLangmaid, John & Palmer, R M Mine (vacated)
Hilsea, Portsmouth (SU60)30-May-1994-Langmaid, JR; Emmet, AMMine (vacated)
Hilsea, Portsmouth (SU60)29-May-1995twoLangmaid, John & Palmer, S M Larval
Hilsea, Portsmouth (SU60)20-Jun-1995-Langmaid, John & Palmer, R M Mine
Warsash (SU40)13-Jul-1995oneDickson, RichardAdult
Fareham (SU50)31-Jul-2000oneDickson, RichardAdult
Hamble Common (SU40)12-Jun-2001oneAppleton, DAdult
Southsea (SZ69)09-Jun-2003oneLangmaid, JohnAdult
Milton Common (SU60)02-Jun-2004oneLangmaid, John & Thirlwell, IanMine
Portchester (SU60)05-Jun-2010twoLangmaid, JR; Wall, MJ; Thirlwell, IRMine
Hayling (SU70)08-Jun-2010nineLangmaid, John, Elliott, Brian & Phillips, JohnMine
Southsea (SZ69)21-Jul-2010oneLangmaid, JohnAdult
Portsmouth (SU60)26-Jul-2012oneThirlwell, Ian Adult
Portsmouth (SU60)18-Jul-2014oneThirlwell, Ian Adult
Browndown Coastal Ranges (SZ59)23-Aug-2019oneTindale, Anthony Adult
Portsmouth (SU60)27-Aug-2019oneThirlwell, Ian Adult
Portsmouth (SU60)02-Sep-2019oneThirlwell, Ian Adult

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