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

 

Notes: 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

SiteVCQtyDateStage
Portsmouth11126/07/2012Adult
Portsmouth11118/07/2014Adult
Browndown1101974Not recorded
Browndown111011/06/1974Adult
Browndown111014/06/1974Adult
Southsea11121/07/2010Adult
Southsea11112/07/1989Adult
Southsea11109/06/2003Adult
Southsea11124/06/1987Adult
Fareham11131/07/2000Adult
Farlington Marshes HWT reserve1101984Not recorded
Farlington Marshes NR, Portsmouth11219/07/1984Adult
Hamble Common11112/06/2001Adult
Hilsea11126/06/1991Mine (vacated)
Hilsea11020/06/1995Mine
Hilsea11229/05/1995Larval
Hilsea11030/05/1994Mine (vacated)
Hilsea11330/06/1990Mine
Hilsea11109/06/1990Larval
Portsmouth11102/06/2004Mine
Portchester11205/06/2010Mine
Sinah Common1101700Not recorded
Sinah Common & Warren, Hayling11207/06/1986Larval
Sinah Common, Hayling11313/06/1987Larval
Hayling11908/06/2010Mine
Warsash11113/07/1995Adult
West Yar Saltmarsh, Yar Estuary SSSI10120/06/2013Adult
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