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38.024 (BF596)

Sweet-grass Dwarf   

Elachista poae
Adult: 4
Resident. Rare.

Life cycle

Larvae present April-May, July-August.  Adults May-June, August.

Larval foodplants

Larvae mine the leaves of Reed Sweet-grass Glyceria maxima.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was of two caught by actinic light at Drumantrae Bay, Ardwell, Wigtownshire, on 26th July 2014; the specimens were verified by K. P. Bland.

1 record(s) from 1 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2014
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 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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