Irish moths

Elachista atricomella

Family: Elachistidae

597     *     Elachista atricomella

Wingspan: 12mm

Flight time: May-September
Habitat: Grasslands

Food plant: Grasses, most frequently Cock's-foot (Dactylis glomerata)
Mine: Late autumn to May.
A narrow corridor with a thin, central line of greyish frass descends into the leaf sheath, stem or rootstock.

Elachista atricomella

Elachista atricomella
Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. July 2011

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