Norfolk status Rare. Wet bogs and acid heaths. Adult can be obtained by sweeping the foodplant.
This species is one of four Elachista species, E. scirpi, E. eleochariella, E. utonella and E. albidella that unless a near perfect specimen is available cannot reliably be identified without genitalia dissection.
Recent records from Upton Fen and Flitcham in 2012.
Leaf-mine: March - May.
[MBGBI vol3 p403]
Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required
Recorded in 16 (22%) of 74 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1874. Last Recorded in 2021. Additional Stats