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38.005 (BF611)

Meadow Dwarf   

Elachista triatomea
Adult: 2
Resident. Rare.

Life cycle

Larvae present April-June, adults June-July.

Larval foodplants

Mines grasses of genus Festuca.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire, during a Scottish Entomologists’ gathering on 27th June 2014.

5 record(s) from 3 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2017 2014
38.005 Elachista Triatomea
38.005 Elachista Triatomea
38.005 Elachista Triatomea

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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