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Elegia similella

(Zincken, 1818)1449 / 62.010

Davey, P., 2009: A very local species in south-east England, the larva feeding in a silken web on a leaf of oak (Quercus spp.). In Dorset, the moth is rare and although headquartered and restricted to old oak/birch woodland in the far north-east of the county where it was first discovered in the 1980s, it has now been found more widely, so it is possible that this species is in the process of spreading west in tandem with the warming trend, in much the same way as Great Oak Beauty1943 and... Read More


Additional Stats

Wingspan: 20 mm
Flight: Spring, Early Summer
Foodplant:   Oak
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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