Elachista subocellea: Distribution map

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38.007 BF613
Elachista subocellea

(Stephens, 1834)


Wingspan 8-10 mm.

With a scattered distribution covering much of the British Isles, this species is generally commonest in the southern part of England.

The moths fly in June and July, and are found in woods and woodland clearings rather than the typical grassland habitat of many Elachistidae.

The larva feeds internally on a leaf of false brome (Brachypodium sylvaticum), forming a blister-like mine.
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