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38.016 (BF621)

Buff Dwarf   

Elachista subalbidella
Adult: 2
Resident. Rare.

Recording methods

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae present August-April, adults May-July

Larval foodplants

Mines grasses of the genus Molinia.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Balmaclellan, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 9th June 2005.

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2005

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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