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Elachista rufocinerea
Red-brindled Dwarf

(Haworth, 1828)608 / 38.038

Common resident in unimproved, especially calcareous, grassland and on roadside banks. Sometimes flies in large numbers in the late evening.

Holcus mollis and other grass spp. with larva feeding December (or earlier) to April, pupating in spring.

Recorded in 58 (41%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 10-11 mm
Flight: April / May
Foodplant:   Creeping Soft-grass, False Oat-grass other grasses.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
31/05/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSP06
02/05/20195VC39 - StaffordshireSO88
29/04/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO97
29/04/2019 to 05/05/20192VC39 - StaffordshireSK00
24/04/20193VC39 - StaffordshireSO88
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