Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Elachista argentella Clerck, 1759
Swan-feather Dwarf

Family: Elachistidae
Checklist Number: 38.004

Recorded from South Uist in 2006 and 2011 with a previous record from Barra in 1987. Found from May to August

Numerous grasses, including Cock's-foot Dactylis glomerata, Yorkshire Fog Holcus lanatus, Tufted Hair-grass Deschampsia cespitosa, Red Fescue Festuca rubra, are used by the larvae

Elachista argentella
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